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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