Definition of Hesperides in US English:

Hesperides

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • A group of nymphs who were guardians, with the aid of a watchful dragon, of a tree of golden apples in a garden located beyond the Atlas Mountains at the western border of Oceanus, the river encircling the world. One of the labors of Hercules was to fetch the golden apples.

Pronunciation

Hesperides

/heˈsperəˌdēz//hɛˈspɛrəˌdiz/