esparto grass
noun see esparto

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • esparto grass — kibioji ašuotenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Macrochloa tenacissima), paplitęs Afrikoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Macrochloa tenacissima angl. alfa grass; esparto grass isp. esparto port.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • esparto grass — noun see esparto * * * esparto grass, = esparto. (Cf. ↑esparto) …   Useful english dictionary

  • esparto grass — n. strong and wiry grass native to Southern Spain and Northern Africa which produces a fiber used in making paper and as cordage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • esparto — [es pär′tō] n. [Sp < L spartum < Gr sparton, spartos < IE base * sper , to turn > SPIRAL] either of two kinds of long, coarse grass (Stipa tenacissima or Lygeum spartum) growing in Spain and N Africa, used to make cordage, baskets,… …   English World dictionary

  • Esparto — Taxobox name = Esparto Grass image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Poaceae tribe = Stipeae genus = Macrochloa or Stipa species = M. tenacissima binomial = Macrochloa tenacissima… …   Wikipedia

  • esparto — /i spahr toh/, n., pl. espartos. any of several grasses, esp. Stipa tenacissima, of southern Europe and northern Africa, used for making paper, cordage, etc. Also, esparto grass. [1585 95; < Sp < L spartum < Gk spárton rope made of spártos kind… …   Universalium

  • esparto — [ɛ spα:təʊ, ɪ ] (also esparto grass) noun (plural espartos) a coarse grass native to Spain and North Africa, used to make ropes, wickerwork, and paper. [Stipa tenacissima.] Origin C19: from Sp., via L. from Gk sparton rope …   English new terms dictionary

  • esparto — n. (pl. os) (in full esparto grass) a coarse grass, Stipa tenacissima, native to Spain and N. Africa, with tough narrow leaves, used to make ropes, wickerwork, and good quality paper. Etymology: Sp. f. L spartum f. Gk sparton rope …   Useful english dictionary

  • esparto — noun (plural tos) Etymology: Spanish, from Latin spartum, from Greek sparton more at spire Date: 1845 1. either of two Spanish and Algerian grasses (Stipa tenacissima and Lygeum spartum) used especially to make cordage, shoes, and paper called… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • esparto — /ɛsˈpatoʊ/ (say es pahtoh) noun any of several grasses, especially Stipa tenacissima, of southern Europe and northern Africa, used for making paper, cordage, etc. Also, esparto grass. {Spanish, from Latin spartum, from Greek sparton a rope made… …   Australian English dictionary

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