Definition of Esmeralda
: a now extinct language family of the coast of Ecuador
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Origin and Etymology of esmeralda
American Spanish, from Spanish, emerald, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin smaragda; from the emeralds found in its territory — more at emerald
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Spanish Central: Translation of Esmeralda
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