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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.]
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(ˈɒlə; Spanish ˈoʎa)
1. (Cookery) a cooking pot
2. (Cookery) short for olla podrida
[Spanish, from Latin olla, variant of aulla pot]
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(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]
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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.
Speaking on agricultural practice in Nigeria, Olla, said:'Nigeria is not practicing agriculture the right way and that is why we found ourselves where we are today.
"Vogue USA actually did want me to send some of the collections we stock at Olla over to them.
Google olla to learn more or to find them at your local nursery.
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.
This paper accounts for the way in which liminality of the "ollas" in the city of Pereira has been configured, as these places, dedicated to the sale and consumption of illicit drugs, have implied a dual relation between legality and illegality: into the "olla" as a physical space, and in the "olla" as a network of relations involving the entire city.
"It would have been almost revolutionary five years ago, when the transition in the market was not yet a reality," Olla says.
A local potter then discussed the history of Native American pottery, and, following a proclamation by Mayor David Coss, members of the community were invited to help the artist weave the final strands of the olla.