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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