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esparto Explained

esparto at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Either of two species of gray-green needlegrasses (Stipa tenacissima and Lygeum spartum), native to S Spain and N Africa, or the fiber produced by esparto.L. spartum grows in rocky soil on the high plains. S. tenacissima flourishes in sandy, iron-rich soils in dry, sunny locations on the seacoast. Esparto fiber has great strength and flexibility; it is used for making ropes, sandals, baskets, mats, and other durable articles. Esparto leaves are used in the manufacture of paper.

Esparto at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Esparto \Es*par"to\, n. [Sp.; cf. L. spartum Spanish broom, Gr.
?.] (Bot.)
A species of Spanish grass ({Macrochloa tenacissima}), of
which cordage, shoes, baskets, etc., are made. It is also
used for making paper.

esparto at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » es Inter: term » esparto|lang=es, via Inter: etyl » la from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » σπάρτον|sc=polytonic|tr=spárton||rope, cable.


* Inter: rhymes » ɑː(r)təʊ


Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-noun » -
  • A perennial North African grass, Stipa tenacissima, used for fibre production, and for making paper.


    * proteas, Proteas
    • seaport

    Category: Category:en:Plants -



    * Inter: IPA » /esˈpaɾ.to/|lang=es

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » la|es Inter: term » spartum|lang=la||esparto, Spanish broom, from Inter: etyl » grc|es Inter: term » σπάρτον|sc=polytonic|tr=spárton||rope, cable or Inter: term » σπάρτος|sc=polytonic|tr=spártos||Spanish broom, esparto.


    Inter: es-noun » m|-
  • Inter: l » en|esparto
    Derived terms
    * espartar Inter: pos_ » v
    * English: Inter: l » en|esparto

    Etymology 2


    Inter: es-verb-form » espartar

  • Inter: es-verb form of » person=first-person|number=singular|tense=present|mood=indicative|ending=ar|espartar

  • Category: Category:es:Plants -
    Translation: de » esparto
    Translation: et » esparto
    Translation: es » esparto
    Translation: io » esparto
    Translation: pt » esparto
    Translation: fi » esparto
    Translation: ta » esparto
    Translation: vi » esparto
    Translation: zh » esparto