olla

noun
ol·la | \ˈä-lə, ˈȯi-ə \

Definition of olla 

: a large bulging widemouthed earthenware vessel sometimes with looped handles used (as by Pueblo Indians) for storage, cooking, or as a container for water

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Previous winning restaurants display an olla (pot) in their establishments around the neighborhood. Ita Tsai, chicagotribune.com, "Mole de Mayo Festival, a celebration of Mexican cuisine this weekend in Pilsen," 23 May 2018 Based in biochar, this olla pot allows you to add water just once a week. Sunset, "10 Self-Watering Pots to Save Time & Precious Resources," 22 Jan. 2018 In between the foliage, hammered tin landscapes and handmade terracotta ollas recall Mexico without shouting it. Ben Waterhouse, OregonLive.com, "Portland's 2017 Rising Star restaurant: Guero," 19 Dec. 2017 The olla for the beans stayed up on the top shelf, gathering dust. Alejandra Borunda, Bon Appetit, "How Nopalito Helped Me Rediscover My Family's Food," 2 Oct. 2017 Organic vegetable garden VCE Master Gardeners answer questions about tending a summer garden, square-foot gardening, veggies in containers and irrigation ollas. Washington Post, "Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, June 8-15, 2017," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of olla

1535, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for olla

Spanish, from Latin olla, aulla pot; akin to Sanskrit ukhā pot and probably to Goth auhns oven

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