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An earthenware vessel used for storing oil, wine, etc., having a relatively narrow base, a broad, rounded body (often with one or two handles), and a narrow neck (now chiefly historical). Also (especially in the Caribbean): (Music) a wind instrument made from or resembling such a vessel.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Parke (fl. 1588–1589), translator. From Spanish botija from post-classical Latin butticula.
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