Southwestern U.S. A rounded earthenware pot or jar, used especially for cooking or for carrying water.(noun)
An olla podrida.(noun)
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Use "olla" in a sentence
"She missed what she called the olla-podrida phrases to which she had always been accustomed; and in her desire to behave with propriety, there was an unwonted sense of constraint."
"Unlike the ancient pottery of the area, this "olla" is of dab and wattle construction."
"Cafe de olla is a Mexican hot beverage brewed from dark-roasted coffee beans, piloncillo (a Mexican dark-brown sugar) and cinnamon."