- a seaport in NW Ecuador.
[ez-muh-ral-duh; Spanish es-me-rahl-dah]
- a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “emerald.”
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The best grows in Esmeraldas, as it contains the largest amount of oil and has the most pleasant flavor.The Andes and the Amazon
Less frequent calls are made at Esmeraldas and some of the other small ports on the coast, of which there are nine in all.
The port of Esmeraldas, near the mouth of the Esmeraldas river, is located near the southern entrance to this bay.
It is also found in the provinces of Loja, Esmeraldas, and in the river-beds along the eastern slopes of the Andes.
The Esmeraldas mines in Equador are said to have been worked successfully at one period by the Jesuits.