lota

noun
lo·​ta | \ ˈlō-tə How to pronounce lota (audio) \
variants: or less commonly lotah

Definition of lota

: a small usually spherical water vessel of brass or copper used in India

First Known Use of lota

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lota

Hindi & Urdu loṭā

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“Lota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lota. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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