Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name applied by Spanish Americans to different fishes of the genus Gobius.

Etymologies

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From Spanish esmeralda ("emerald"), as first used in the novel Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) by Victor Hugo.

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