- (in India) a small container for water, usually of brass or copper and round in shape.
Origin of lota
First recorded in 1800–10, lota is from the Hindi word lotā
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Examples from the Web for lota
As we advance, the woods of Lota and Dunkettle unite in one fine mass.A Tour in Ireland
By way of punishment, Lota had to learn four verses of a hymn after dinner.
These particular rose-cakes were the best Lota had ever made.
He borrowed a "lota" or brass water bowl of one of the servants.Indian Conjuring
L. H. Branson
Pike were also taken in the net, and a species of burbot (Gadus lota).The Young Voyageurs
- a globular water container, usually of brass, used in India, Myanmar, etc
C19: from Hindi lotā
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