batea

noun
ba·​tea | \ bə-ˈtē-ə, -ˈtā- \
plural -s

Definition of batea

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

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History and Etymology for batea

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 25 Sep. 2021.

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