Word Origin and History for esmerelda
fem. proper name, from Spanish, literally "emerald."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for esmerelda
"Aunt Esmerelda might see me and ask what I was doing," she answered.
"Aunt Esmerelda is afraid of spooks," said Grandfather, laughing.
"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.