Definition of lota in US English:

lota

noun

Indian
  • A round water pot, typically of polished brass.

    • ‘Because you see, that food washed down with those little steel ‘lotas’ of chai, does something marvellous to our innards and renders us fighting fit to face life's little colds, coughs, and other headaches.’
    • ‘Kriti sat down cross-legged on a mat and gulped down a lota of milk.’
    • ‘I can imagine us lugging lotas with one hand and balancing water bottles with the other.’
    • ‘‘Narada,’ asks Vishnu, ‘where is the lota of water?’’
    cooking utensil, container, receptacle, vessel
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Origin

From Hindi loṭā.

Pronunciation

lota

/ˈlōdə/