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Vesper

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vesper \Ves"per\ (v[e^]s"p[~e]r), noun [L., the evening, the evening star, the west; akin to Gr. "e'speros, "espe'ra, and perhaps to E. west. Cf. {Hesperian}, {Vespers}.] The evening star; Hesper; Venus, when seen after sunset; hence, the evening. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vesper \Ves"per\, adjective Of or pertaining to the evening, or to the service of vespers; as, a vesper hymn; vesper bells.

{Vesper sparrow}, the grass finch. See under {Grass}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Evening \E"ven*ing\, noun [AS. [=ae]fnung. See {even}, noun, and cf. {Eve}.]

1. The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of the sun.

In the ascending scale Of heaven, the stars that usher evening rose. --Milton.

Note: Sometimes, especially in the Southern parts of the United States, the afternoon is called evening. --Bartlett.

2. The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory.

Note: Sometimes used adjectively; as, evening gun. "Evening Prayer." --Shak.

{Evening flower} (Bot.), a genus of iridaceous plants ({Hesperantha}) from the Cape of Good Hope, with sword-shaped leaves, and sweet-scented flowers which expand in the evening.

{Evening grosbeak} (Zo["o]l.), an American singing bird ({Coccothraustes vespertina}) having a very large bill. Its color is olivaceous, with the crown, wings, and tail black, and the under tail coverts yellow. So called because it sings in the evening.

{Evening primrose}. See under {Primrose}.

{The evening star}, the bright star of early evening in the western sky, soon passing below the horizon; specifically, the planet Venus; -- called also {Vesper} and {Hesperus}. During portions of the year, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are also evening stars. See {Morning Star}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Vesper

noun

1: a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky [syn: {evening star}, {Hesperus}, {Vesper}]

2: a late afternoon or evening worship service


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