Definition of Esparto

1. n. A species of Spanish grass (Macrochloa tenacissima), of which cordage, shoes, baskets, etc., are made. It is also used for making paper.



Definition of Esparto

1. Noun. A perennial North African grass, ''Stipa tenacissima'', used for fibre production, and for making paper. ¹

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Definition of Esparto

1. a perennial grass [n -TOS]

Medical Definition of Esparto

1. A species of Spanish grass (Macrochloa tenacissima), of which cordage, shoes, baskets, etc, are made. It is also used for making paper. Origin: Sp.; cf. L. Spartum Spanish broom, Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Esparto

espadrille
espadrilles
espagnolettes
espalier
espaliered
espaliering
espaliers
espanol
espanole
espanoles
espantoon
espantoons
esparcet
esparcets
esparto (current term)
espartos
espauliere
espaulieres
especial
especial(a)
especiall
especially
especialness
esper
esperamicin
esperamicins
esperance
esperances
esperanzaite

Literary usage of Esparto

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1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1869)
"THE esparto GRASS. Bags have failed to supply the demands of paper-makers in this age of printing. A cheaper, moro abundant fiber is essential to the unde- ..."

2. Paper Technology: An Elementary Manual on the Manufacture, Physical by Robert Walter Sindall (1906)
"esparto grass reaches the paper-mill in the form of huge bales containing the grass ... These bales are opened and the bundles of esparto loosened by women. ..."

3. A practical treatise on the manufacture of paper in all its branches by Carl Hofmann (1873)
"The leaves, or esparto, grow to a length of from G inches to 3 feet, and are pulled from the stems by hand; but this should only be done in dry weather, ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1866)
"On esparto Fibre, or Spanish Grass, and its Emploi/ment in the Manufacture of Paper. ... The recent high price of rags has caused a demand for esparto fibre ..."

5. Chemistry for Engineers and Manufacturers: A Practical Text-book by Bertram Blount, Arthur George Bloxam (1905)
"The esparto is carried on a false bottom in the kier, the liquor is run in and the steam turned on; the steam is admitted below the false bottom, ..."

6. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"The writer has not only seen the esparto taken from the bale and put through ... The esparto grass yields to the paper-maker nearly as much pulp as average ..."

7. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"esparto grass is received in bales and undergoes a ... The esparto is then taken to the boilers, which are usually upright, holding about 3 or 4 tons of ..."

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