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esparto

noun es·par·to \is-ˈpär-(ˌ)tō\
plural es·par·tos

Definition of ESPARTO

1
:  either of two Spanish and Algerian grasses (Stipa tenacissima and Lygeum spartum) used especially to make cordage, shoes, and paper —called also esparto grass
2
:  the fiber of esparto

Origin of ESPARTO

Spanish, from Latin spartum, from Greek sparton — more at spire
First Known Use: 1845

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