WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
es•pa•drille  (espə dril′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Clothinga flat shoe with a cloth upper, a rope sole, and sometimes lacing that ties around the ankle.
  2. Clothinga casual shoe resembling this, often with a wedge heel instead of a flat sole.
  • Provencal espardilho, diminutive of espart esparto
  • French
  • 1860–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
espadrille /ˌɛspəˈdrɪl/ n
  1. a light shoe with a canvas upper, esp with a braided cord sole
Etymology: 19th Century: from French, from Provençal espardilho, diminutive of espart esparto; so called from the use of esparto for the soles of such shoes
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