bota

[ boh-tuh; Spanish baw-tah ]
/ ˈboʊ tə; Spanish ˈbɔ tɑ /

noun, plural bo·tas [boh-tuhz; Spanish baw-tahs]. /ˈboʊ təz; Spanish ˈbɔ tɑs/.

Also called bo·ta bag . a wine bag of Spain made of untanned goatskin and usually holding 1–2 liters (1.1–2.2 quarts).
a wine barrel of Spain holding 500 liters (132 U.S. gallons).

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Origin of bota

First recorded in 1725–30; from Spanish, from Late Latin butta, buttis “cask, barrel”; see origin at butt4
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Example sentences from the Web for bota

  • They are taking wine from the bota, the long-spouted leather bottle from which only the Spaniard has the skill to drink.

    Things seen in Spain|C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • The bota passed from hand to hand, while the ladies, seated on carpets, were sipping water and smoking their cigarettes.

    The Smuggler Chief|Gustave Aimard
  • On getting up in the morning Sancho Panza was grieved to find the contents of his bota decidedly diminished.

    The Story of Don Quixote|Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • The bota is the retail receptacle, the cuero is the wholesale one.