Main definitions of bota in English

: bota1bota2

bota1

noun

  • 1Originally: a measure of capacity for liquid, used especially in Spain and Portugal and varying according to locality and the nature of the contents. In later use: a large cask for wine or other liquids, the capacity of which varies according to the contents and locality.

  • 2A small wine flask made of leather or goatskin which may be slung over the shoulder or chest, having a narrow nozzle from which wine is squirted directly into the mouth.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Ephraim Chambers (?1680–1740), encyclopaedist. Partly from Spanish bota, and partly from Portuguese bota.

Pronunciation

bota

/ˈbəʊtə/

Main definitions of bota in English

: bota1bota2

bota2

noun

  • A boot, especially for riding. Also (in plural): leather leggings or similar protective coverings for the legs.

Origin

Early 19th century. From Spanish bota.

Pronunciation

bota

/ˈbəʊtə/