hesperidium
[ hes-puh-rid-ee-uhm ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 19th century; English based on Hesperideae, former name of an order of plants containing citrus fruits, named after the golden apples of the Hesperides + -ium
Synonyms
  • citrus
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
the fruit of a citrus plant
Example
I picked the ripe hesperidium from my orange tree to make freshly-squeezed juice this morning.
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