hesperidium

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Linnaeus gave the name Hesperideae to an order containing the genus Citrus, in allusion to the golden apples of the Hesperides. The hesperid- stem is now used to form technical terms, such as hesperidin, relating to the citrus fruits.

Noun[edit]

hesperidium (plural hesperidia)

  1. Any of several kinds of true berries, including citrus fruit such as the lemon and lime, which have pulpy interiors and leathery skins containing aromatic oils.

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