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WORD ORIGIN

shoe with soles of hemp-rope (originally worn in the Pyrenees), 1892, from French espadrille (17c.), from Provençal espardillo, from Latin spartum, from Greek sparton "a rope made of spartos," an imported fiber known as "Spanish broom."

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