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An earthenware vessel with a relatively narrow base and a broad, closed, rounded body topped with a circular handle, and with a short open neck on one side (through which the vessel is filled), and a narrow spout (for pouring or drinking from) on the other, used for carrying, cooling, and serving water, wine, milk, etc.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Hakluyt (?1552–1616), geographer. From Spanish botijo, alteration (with change of grammatical gender) of botija.
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