Definition of alcarraza in English:

alcarraza

(also alcaraza)

noun

  • Chiefly in Spain and Spanish-speaking regions: a porous earthenware vessel used for cooling water by evaporation from its outer surface.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Joseph Townsend (1739–1816), geologist and writer. From Spanish alcarraza from Arabic al-karrāz from al the + karrāz jug with a narrow neck.

Pronunciation

alcarraza

/alkəˈrɑːzə/