[ih-spahr-toh] /ɪˈspɑr toʊ/
noun, plural espartos.
any of several grasses, especially Stipa tenacissima, of southern Europe and northern Africa, used for making paper, cordage, etc.
noun (pl) -tos
any of various grasses, esp Stipa tenacissima of S Europe and N Africa, that yield a fibre used to make ropes, mats, etc
[ih-spesh-uh l] /ɪˈspɛʃ əl/ adjective 1. special; exceptional; outstanding: of no especial importance; an especial friend. 2. of a particular kind, or peculiar to a particular one; particular: your especial case. /ɪˈspɛʃəl/ adjective (prenominal) 1. unusual; notable; exceptional: he paid especial attention to her that evening 2. applying to one person or thing in particular; […]
[ih-spesh-uh-lee] /ɪˈspɛʃ ə li/ adverb 1. particularly; exceptionally; markedly: Be especially watchful. /ɪˈspɛʃəlɪ/ adverb 1. in particular; specifically: for everyone’s sake, especially your children’s 2. very much: especially useful for vegans adv. c.1400, from especial + -ly (2).
[es-per-uh ns] /ˈɛs pər əns/ noun, Obsolete. 1. . /ˈɛspərəns/ noun 1. (archaic) hope or expectation
[es-puh-rahn-toh, -ran-] /ˌɛs pəˈrɑn toʊ, -ˈræn-/ noun 1. an artificial language invented in 1887 by L. L. Zamenhof (1859–1917), a Polish physician and philologist, and intended for international use. It is based on word roots common to the major European languages. /ˌɛspəˈræntəʊ/ noun 1. an international artificial language based on words common to the chief […]