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noun ol·la \ˈä-lə, ˈȯi-ə\

Definition of olla

  1. :  a large bulging widemouthed earthenware vessel sometimes with looped handles used (as by Pueblo Indians) for storage, cooking, or as a container for water



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Origin and Etymology of olla

Spanish, from Latin olla, aulla pot; akin to Sanskrit ukhā pot and probably to Gothic auhns oven


First Known Use: 1622

Rhymes with olla


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