hesperidium


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hesperidium

[′hes·pə′rid·ē·əm]
(botany)
A modified berry, with few seeds, a leathery rind, and membranous extensions of the endocarp dividing the pulp into chambers; an example is the orange.
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34) The court humanist Anselm Stockl, asked to come up with a name for the new garden, suggested Paradisus, Alcionidium, and Hesperidium, all classical references to a utopian retreat.
The botanical name for such a fruit is hesperidium.