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hesperides


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hesperides  \Hes*per"i*des\,  n.  pl  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  (Class.  Myth.)  The  daughters  of  Hesperus,  or  Night 
  (brother  of  Atlas),  and  fabled  possessors  of  a  garden 
  producing  golden  apples,  in  Africa,  at  the  western 
  extremity  of  the  known  world.  To  slay  the  guarding  dragon 
  and  get  some  of  these  apples  was  one  of  the  labors  of 
  Hercules.  Called  also  {Atlantides}. 
 
  2.  The  garden  producing  the  golden  apples. 
 
  It  not  love  a  Hercules,  Still  climbing  trees  in  the 
  Hesperides?  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hesperides 
  n  :  group  of  3  to  7  nymphs  who  guarded  the  golden  apples  that 
  Gaea  gave  as  a  wedding  gift  to  Hera  [syn:  {Hesperides},  {Atlantides}] 




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