parterie

parterie

par"ter*ie\, n. [F., from Sp. esparto esparto, L. spartum, Gr. ?.] Articles made of the blades or fiber of the Lygeum Spartum and Stipa (or Macrochloa) tenacissima, kinds of grass used in Spain and other countries for making ropes, mats, baskets, nets, and mattresses. --Loudon.
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