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lota

or lo·tah

[loh-tuh]
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noun
  1. (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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British Dictionary definitions for lotas

lota

lotah

noun
  1. a globular water container, usually of brass, used in India, Myanmar, etc

Word Origin

C19: from Hindi lotā
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