from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Southwestern U.S. A rounded earthenware pot or jar, used especially for cooking or for carrying water.
- n. An olla podrida.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a cooking-pot or earthenware jar used in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries
- n. A pot used for cooling water by evaporation in Latin America.
- n. A cinerary urn in ancient Rome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pot or jar having a wide mouth; a cinerary urn, especially one of baked clay.
- n. A dish of stewed meat; an olio; an olla-podrida.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Spanish countries, an earthen jar or pot used for cooking and other purposes, or a dish of meat and vegetables cooked in such a jar.
- n. An olio.
- n. A large porous earthenware jar or jug in universal use in the southwestern parts of the United States and Territories for holding drinking-water, which is kept cool by the evaporation of moisture through the substance of the jar.
- n. In archaeology, a form of vase more properly called stamnos.
- n. A favorite Spanish dish consisting of a mixture of all kinds of meat, cut into small pieces and stewed, with various kinds of vegetables.
- n. Hence— Any incongruous mixture or miscellaneous collection.
- n. Same as ola, olay.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper
Spanish, from Old Spanish, from Latin, variant of aula, aulla, pot, jar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish olla, from Latin olla, aulla; akin to the Sanskrit (ukhā, "pot"), and probably to Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌷𐌽𐍃 (auhns, "oven"). (Wiktionary)