fem. proper name, from Spanish, literally "emerald."
Examples from the Web for esmerelda
I was a good deal surprised at receiving a letter through such a source, especially as Esmerelda whispered me to secrecy.
"I will be there presently, Esmerelda," I said, turning away.
Esmerelda had described the cottage so minutely that I had no trouble in recognizing it.
Every one that can dress becomingly claims that title with us; I presume Esmerelda with the rest.
A week or two after this Esmerelda informed me one morning that there were great rejoicings in the Mill Road.