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cola1

[koh-luh] /ˈkoʊ lə/
noun
1.
a carbonated soft drink containing an extract made from kola nuts, together with sweeteners and other flavorings.
Also, kola.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; spelling variant of kola, extracted from the trademark names of such drinks, as Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, etc.

cola2

[koh-luh] /ˈkoʊ lə/
noun
1.
a plural of colon.

COLA

[koh-luh] /ˈkoʊ lə/
noun
1.
cost-of-living adjustment: an escalator clause, especially in union contracts, that grants automatic wage increases to cover the rising cost of living due to inflation.
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British Dictionary definitions for colas

cola1

/ˈkəʊlə/
noun
1.
either of two tropical sterculiaceous trees, Cola nitida or C. acuminata, widely cultivated in tropical regions for their seeds See cola nut
2.
a sweet carbonated drink flavoured with cola nuts
Word Origin
C18: from kola, probably variant of Mandingo kolo nut

cola2

/ˈkəʊlə/
noun
1.
a plural of colon1 (sense 3), colon2

COLA

abbreviation (US)
1.
cost of living adjustment: an increase in benefit payments according to the rate of inflation
2.
cost of living allowance: extra money paid to workers in areas where the cost of living is more expensive
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Word Origin and History for colas

cola

n.

1795, genus of trees native to west Africa and introduced in New World tropics, Latinized form of a West African name of the tree (cf. Temne kola, Mandingo kolo). Meaning "carbonated soft drink" is 1920, short for Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola.

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Slang definitions & phrases for colas

cola

noun
  1. A soft drink flavored with cola-nut seeds (1910s+)
  2. Cocaine: paying upwards of $75 for a gram of cola (1970s+ Narcotics)

[second sense a wordplay on Coca-Cola, a trademark]


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Related Abbreviations for colas

COLA

  1. cost-of-living adjustment
  2. cost-of-living allowance
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