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sampaguita

[sam-puh-gee-tuh]
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noun
  1. (in the Philippines) an Arabian jasmine.

Origin of sampaguita

< Philippine Spanish < Tagalog sampag(a) Arabian jasmine + Spanish -ita diminutive suffix
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Historical Examples

  • However, I wouldn't expect the pirates to keep the Sampaguita in sight.

    The Pirates of Shan

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • All detachments in the area have been alerted to watch for the Sampaguita.

    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