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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Hesperus,-i (s.m.II) (also Hesperos,-i (s.m.II), “the evening” = vesper; the evening star, Hesperus, son of Cephalus and Aurora (Lewis & Short); see evening.

Hesperides, gen. pl. Hesperidum (pl.f.III), “the Hesperides, daughters of Hesperus, or of Erebus and Nox, who, on an island beyhond Mount Atlas, watched a garden with golden apples” (Lewis & Short).

Insulae Hesperidum, “islands of the Hesperides” “a group of islaand sin the Atlantic Ocean (Lewis & Short).

Hesperis,-idis (s.f.III), abl. sg. Hesperide:, “the queen’s gilliflower [i.e. a fragrant flower], Hesperis tristis Linn. “hesperis noctu magis olet, inde nomine invento (Pliny) (Lewis & Short), the hesperis is more fragrant by night, thence the name was acquired.

NOTE: Hesperidium was used as a generic name, as in Hesperidium triste (L.) Beck. basionym: Hesperis tristis L.

 

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