Definition of botija in English:

botija

noun

  • 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.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Parke (fl. 1588–1589), translator. From Spanish botija from post-classical Latin butticula.

Pronunciation

botija

/bəʊˈtiːhə/