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sampaguita

[sam-puh-gee-tuh] /ˌsæm pəˈgi tə/
noun
1.
(in the Philippines) an Arabian jasmine.
Origin of sampaguita
Philippine Spanish
< Philippine Spanish < Tagalog sampag(a) Arabian jasmine + Spanish -ita diminutive suffix
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  • All detachments in the area have been alerted to watch for the sampaguita.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • However, I wouldn't expect the pirates to keep the sampaguita in sight.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The sampaguita, he said, was a thirty-foot auxiliary sloop with white hull and red sails.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin

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