esparto (uncountable)

  1. Either of two species of perennial grasses used for fibre production, and for making paper:
    1. Stipa tenacissima, of North Africa.
      Synonyms: halfa, esparto grass, halfah grass, needlegrass
    2. Lygeum spartum, of the Mediterranean.
      Synonyms: albardine, esparto grass, cord grass
Proper noun
  1. CDP in Yolo County, California.

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