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alpargata

Syllabification: al·par·ga·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌalpərˈɡätə
 
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Definition of alpargata in English:

noun

A light canvas shoe with a plaited fiber sole; an espadrille.
Example sentences
  • He modeled his product after the alpargata but used brighter colors and different materials.
  • The men of Otavalo wear three-quarter length white trousers, white alpargata shoes beneath them, flowing dark ponchos, and hats of differing sizes and colours.
  • Once Brad Pitt is seen in alpargatas, all Argentines are going to put them on.

Origin

early 19th century: from Spanish.

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