Definitions for "Hendiadys"
A figure in which the idea is expressed by two nouns connected by and, instead of by a noun and limiting adjective; as, we drink from cups and gold, for golden cups.
dConj() a figure of speech in which words are joined by grammatical conjunction so that the first simply intensifies in degree the meaning of the second ¶10-3-7. This device has much the effect of the intensive adverb very. In the classical languages the words were nouns, in English they are adjectives or adverbs.
use of two conjoined nouns instead of a noun and modifier