What does olla mean?

Definitions for olla
ˈɒl ə, ˈɒl yə, ˈɔɪ əol·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ola, ollanoun

    leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper


  1. ollanoun

    a cooking-pot or earthenware jar used in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries

  2. ollanoun

    A pot used for cooling water by evaporation in Latin America.

  3. ollanoun

    A cinerary urn in ancient Rome.

  4. Etymology: olla, from olla, aulla; akin to the, and probably to.


  1. Olla

    An olla is a ceramic jar, often unglazed, used for cooking stews or soups, for the storage of water or dry foods, or for other purposes like the irrigation of olive trees. Ollas have short wide necks and wider bellies, resembling beanpots or handis.


  1. olla

    Olla generally refers to a ceramic jar, often unglazed, used for cooking, storage, or carrying water, particularly in Spanish-speaking countries. Also, in some countries like Spain, 'olla' refers to a type of stew or soup cooked in such a pot. The specific use and design may vary based on culture and geography.


  1. Olla

    Olla is a municipality in northwest La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States. Olla has a federally recognized downtown Historic District. The population was 1,617 at the 2010 census. Olla is the site of the annual Central Louisiana Bluegrass Festival each April and to the Olla Homecoming Celebration that coincides with the local high school Homecoming each Fall.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Olla

    ol′la, n. a jar or urn.—n. Ol′la-podrida (-po-drē′da), a Spanish mixed stew or hash of meat and vegetables: any incongruous mixture or miscellaneous collection. [Sp.,—L. olla, a pot.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. OLLA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Olla is ranked #80926 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Olla surname appeared 234 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Olla.

    59.8% or 140 total occurrences were White.
    26.5% or 62 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    12.3% or 29 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of olla in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of olla in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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