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Botijo

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Spanish Vocabulary Builder 4/28/2009
Word: Botijo
(bo-TI-jo), sustantivo masculino.
English: Drinking jug
Etymology: De botija
Meaning: Vasija de barro poroso, que se usa para refrescar el agua. Es de vientre abultado, con asa en la parte superior, a uno de los lados boca proporcionada para echar el agua, y al opuesto un pitón para beber.
Topic:Recipientes para líquidos
Example:

Le pareció vagamente indecoroso que una monja bebiera a pulso del botijo y buscó un vaso limpio donde servirle el agua.

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