Definition of hesperidium in English:


Syllabification: hes·per·id·i·um
Pronunciation: /ˌhespəˈridēəm

noun (plural hesperidia /-ˌhespəˈridēə/)

  • A fruit with sectioned pulp inside a separable rind, e.g., an orange or grapefruit.
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    • It includes notes of hesperidia with undertones of jasmine and chamomile blossom over a soft musk base note.
    • In the hesperidium, the layer of endocarp lining the outside of the locule grow as hairs that project into the locule.
    • In citrus hesperidia, the creasing of albedo appears to be strictly related to a decrease of cell wall pectins beyond a critical level.


mid 19th century: based on Hesperideae, former name of an order of plants containing citrus fruits, named after the golden apples of the Hesperides (see Hesperides) + -ium.

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