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[es-puh-dril] /ˈɛs pəˌdrɪl/

a flat shoe with a cloth upper, a rope sole, and sometimes lacing that ties around the ankle.
a casual shoe resembling this, often with a wedge heel instead of a flat sole.
a light shoe with a canvas upper, esp with a braided cord sole

shoe with soles of hemp-rope (originally worn in the Pyrenees), 1892, from French espadrille (17c.), from Provençal espardillo, from Latin spartum, from Greek sparton “a rope made of spartos,” an imported fiber known as “Spanish broom.”


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