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1. A small, usually water-filled depression in rock in a desert or dry area.
2. A usually large earthenware jar or pot mainly used for storing water and other liquids.
[American Spanish, from Spanish large earthenware jar, from Old Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *tīnacula, diminutive of Latin tīna, wine jar, of unknown origin.]
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1. a large jar for cooling water
2. (Physical Geography) a small pool surrounded by rocks
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