batea

noun

ba·​tea
bə-ˈtē-ə,
-ˈtā-
plural -s
1
: a large shallow pan of wood or iron used for washing sand and gravel to recover gold or valuable minerals
2
: a painted or lacquered tray made of wood or from gourds

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, perhaps from Arabic bāṭiyah tub

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“Batea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/batea. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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