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 (ŏl′ə, ō′yä)
1. Southwestern US A rounded earthenware pot or jar, used especially for cooking or for carrying water.
2. An olla podrida.

[Spanish, from Old Spanish, from Latin, variant of aula, aulla, pot, jar.]


(ˈɒlə; Spanish ˈoʎa)
1. (Cookery) a cooking pot
2. (Cookery) short for olla podrida
[Spanish, from Latin olla, variant of aulla pot]


(ˈɒl ə, ˈɒl yə, ˈɔɪ ə)

n., pl. -las.
an earthen pot used esp. for holding water or cooking.
[< Sp < Vulgar Latin *olla, for Latin ōlla, aul(l)a]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.olla - leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper
Corypha umbraculifera, talipot, talipot palm - tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing paper
writing paper - paper material made into thin sheets that are sized to take ink; used for writing correspondence and manuscripts
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An olla of rather more beef than mutton, a salad on most nights, scraps on Saturdays, lentils on Fridays, and a pigeon or so extra on Sundays, made away with three-quarters of his income.
Nought, my sire, save that I have heard men say that there is a dish named an olla which is prepared there, though I have never been clear in my mind as to whether it was but a ragout such as is to be found in the south, or whether there is some seasoning such as fennel or garlic which is peculiar to Spain.
No poor, simple, virtuous body was ever cajoled by the attentions of an electioneering politician with more ease than Aunt Chloe was won over by Master Sam's suavities; and if he had been the prodigal son himself, he could not have been overwhelmed with more maternal bountifulness; and he soon found himself seated, happy and glorious, over a large tin pan, containing a sort of olla podrida of all that had appeared on the table for two or three days past.
Did you know me better," returned the count, smiling, "you would not give one thought of such a thing for a traveller like myself, who has successively lived on maccaroni at Naples, polenta at Milan, olla podrida at Valencia, pilau at Constantinople, karrick in India, and swallows' nests in China.
Vogue USA actually did want me to send some of the collections we stock at Olla over to them.
Olla Childrenswear, which is also based in St Helens specialises in Spanish clothing, stocking designs similar to what Prince George is often spotted wearing.
The olla needs to be partially empty for this to work best, since the excess ground water needs someplace to go.
So if mom and dad have gotten weary of stuff that gets aimed at kids but that parents have to put together, OLLA just might make you smile.
Mucho tiempo despues, en 1864, el fabricante aleman Georg Gutbrod comenzo a vender ollas de acero basadas en la invencion de Papin; sin embargo, la primera patente la obtuvo el espanol Jose Alix Martinez en 1919, y le dio el nombre de <<olla expres>>.
This rearrangement provides a hydroxyl group from the OLLA chain, to the growing PLLA chain, while retaining its stereochemistry.
It would have been almost revolutionary five years ago, when the transition in the market was not yet a reality," Olla says.