[aw-lyah, aw-yah; English ol-uh]

noun Spanish.

a pot, especially an earthen pot for holding water, cooking, etc.
a stew.



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Examples from the Web for olla

Historical Examples of olla

  • A kind of chick-pea, much used in Spain, especially in the olla podrida.

  • She started down here at nine o'clock with her doll and her olla.

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie

  • Rosita set the olla on one side, and placed the comal over the coals.

    The White Chief

    Mayne Reid

  • And, lifting the olla, she tapped it, and signed the way to him.

  • “The one that grabbed the olla from you,” Florence breathed.

    Crossed Trails in Mexico

    Nell Virginia Fairfax and Helen Allan Ripley

British Dictionary definitions for olla



a cooking pot
short for olla podrida

Word Origin for olla

Spanish, from Latin olla, variant of aulla pot
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