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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the west.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Western; situated at the west.
  • Of or pertaining to the Hesperides.
  • [lowercase] Of or pertaining to the hesperians; having the characters of the family Hesperiidæ.
  • noun An inhabitant of a western country.
  • noun [I. c.] A lepidopterous insect of the family Hesperiidæ; a skipper. See Castnioides. Also hesperid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Poetic Western; being in the west; occidental.
  • noun Poetic A native or an inhabitant of a western country.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to a family of butterflies called Hesperidæ, or skippers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or relating to the land where the sun sets; western
  • adjective of or relating to the Hesperides nymphs
  • adjective of or relating to the Hesperidae family of butterflies
  • adjective of or relating to the Martian geological period between Noachian and Amazonian
  • noun an inhabitant of the western lands
  • noun a butterfly of the family Hesperidae; a Skipper
  • noun the Hesperian geological time period of Mars

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the western hemisphere

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin Hesperius, from Greek hesperios, of the evening, western, from hesperos, evening; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots.]

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  • 3 billion to 3.8 billion years ago when Mars was in transition from a wet planet Noachian to the current cold and dry planet Amazonian

    March 26, 2018