esparto

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English[edit]

A pair of esparto sandals found in Granada, Spain, dated between 5200 and 4800 BC.
Esparto on Spain's Mediterranean coast.

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From Spanish esparto, via Latin spartum from Ancient Greek σπάρτον (spárton, rope, cable).

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esparto (uncountable)

  1. A perennial North African grass, Stipa tenacissima, used for fibre production, and for making paper.
    Synonym: halfa

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˈparto/, [esˈpart̪o]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin spartum (esparto, Spanish broom), from Ancient Greek σπάρτον (spárton, rope, cable).

Noun[edit]

esparto m (uncountable)

  1. esparto (grass)
    Synonym: atocha
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esparto

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of espartar.

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