or espar·to grass
noun, plural es·par·tos.
Origin of esparto
Examples from the Web for esparto
Esparto is a kind of grass now much used in the manufacture of paper.Hours of Exercise in the Alps|John Tyndall
The only method of distinguishing between straw and esparto is by examination with the microscope.The Manufacture of Paper|Robert Walter Sindall
Nowadays a much wider outlet has been found for esparto grass, and it is grown artificially.The Mediterranean|T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
Alfa, al′fa, n. an African name for esparto grass—also spelt Halfa.
Almost all the animal life of the Sahara is deadly, and the esparto grass picker is constantly facing danger.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania |Jewett Castello Gilson