hesperidium

[hes-puh-rid-ee-uh m]

Origin of hesperidium

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at hesperidin, -ium
Related formshes·per·i·date [he-sper-i-deyt] /hɛˈspɛr ɪˌdeɪt/, hes·per·id·e·ous, adjective
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hesperidium

noun
  1. botany the fruit of citrus plants, in which the flesh consists of fluid-filled hairs and is protected by a tough rind

Word Origin for hesperidium

C19: New Latin; alluding to the fruit in the garden of the Hesperides
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