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  • n. A large earthenware vessel used for the storage and transportation of goods in the ancient Western Mediterranean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of large univalve mollusks, including the partridge shell and tun shells.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pl. dolia (-√§). In Roman antiquity, a very large jar or vase of rough pottery, usually of approximately spherical form, used, like a cask at the present day, to contain wine, oil, and other liquids, as well as grain and other dry commodities. It was more anciently called calpar, and is equivalent to the Greek pithos.
  • n. [capitalized] The typical genus of gastropods of the family Doliid√¶.

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From Latin dolium (Wiktionary)

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