from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shoe usually having a fabric upper part and a sole made of a flexible material, such as rope or rubber.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a light shoe having an upper made of fabric and a sole of rope
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a sandal with a sole made of rope or rubber and a cloth upper part.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sandal with a sole made of rope or rubber and a cloth upper part
French, from Provençal espardilho, diminutive of espart, esparto, from Latin spartum; see esparto.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French espadrille. (Wiktionary)