• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sparterie Articles made of the blades or fiber of the Lygeum Spartum and Stipa tenacissimasyn. Macrochloa tenacissima), kinds of grass used in Spain and other countries for making ropes, mats, baskets, nets, and mattresses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sparterie In com., a collective name for articles manufactured from esparto and its fiber, as mats, nets, cordage, and ropes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sparterie spär′tėr-i articles made from esparto—mats, nets, ropes, &c.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from Sp. esparto, esparto, L. spartum, Gr.