lo·​ta ˈlō-tə How to pronounce lota (audio)
variants or less commonly lotah
: a small usually spherical water vessel of brass or copper used in India

Examples of lota in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indians call it a lota. Muna Mire, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2022

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu loṭā

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lota was in 1810

Dictionary Entries Near lota

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“Lota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lota. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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