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Esmeralda Took

Other Names: Esmeralda Brandybuck

Location(s):
Great Smials
Brandy Hall

Race/Species: Hobbit

Dates:
born: III 2936

Parents:
father: Adalgrim Took

Siblings:
Paladin Took II, Thain of the Shire
3 unnamed sisters

Spouse:
Saradoc Brandybuck, Master of Buckland

Children:
Meriadoc (Merry) Brandybuck, Master of Buckland and Counsellor of the North Kingdom

Description:

Esmeralda 1 Took Brandybuck is the daughter of Adalgrim Took, the sister of Paladin Took II, Thain of the Shire, and 3 unnamed sisters, the wife of Saradoc Brandybuck, Master of Buckland, and the mother of Meriadoc (Merry) Brandybuck, member of the Fellowship of the Ring and later Master of Buckland and Counsellor of the North-kingdom.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Family Trees

Neither age nor an enormous dinner had clouded [Rory Brandybuck's] wits, and he said to his daughter-in-law, Esmeralda: '... I believe that mad Baggins is off again. Silly old fool. But why worry? He hasn't taken the vittles with him.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 1, A Long-expected Party


Notes
1
Esmeralda orchid (Esmeralda cathcartii).
An Esmeralda orchid, Esmeralda cathcartii.
Esmeralda, a genus of orchid, though not native to Britain may be one of the many flower-names used by Tolkien for female hobbits:
It's obvious that Tolkien, like Bilbo, loved flowers, and it seems he wished to portray the spirit of Shire women through that sweet, occasionally thorny, timeless imagery....

The Plants of Middle-earth: Botany and Sub-creation, by Dinah Hazell, Ch 1, Hobbit Names

Esmeralda is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae.

"Esmeralda (orchid)". Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 18 Jan. 2013.
<Wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmeralda_(orchid)>.

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 13Jan13

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