espadrille








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  1. a flat shoe with a cloth upper, a rope sole, and sometimes lacing that ties around the ankle.
  2. a casual shoe resembling this, often with a wedge heel instead of a flat sole.

noun

  1. a light shoe with a canvas upper, esp with a braided cord sole
n.

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

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