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Word Origin and History for esmerelda

Esmerelda

fem. proper name, from Spanish, literally "emerald."

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for esmerelda

Historical Examples

  • "Aunt Esmerelda might see me and ask what I was doing," she answered.

    The Cat in Grandfather's House

    Carl Henry Grabo

  • "Aunt Esmerelda is afraid of spooks," said Grandfather, laughing.

  • "I will be there presently, Esmerelda," I said, turning away.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work

    Mrs. J. J. Colter

  • Esmerelda had described the cottage so minutely that I had no trouble in recognizing it.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work

    Mrs. J. J. Colter

  • Every one that can dress becomingly claims that title with us; I presume Esmerelda with the rest.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work

    Mrs. J. J. Colter