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Coca

[koh-kuh] /ˈkoʊ kə/
noun
1.
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coca

/ˈkəʊkə/
noun
1.
either of two shrubs, Erythroxylon coca or E. truxiuense, native to the Andes: family Erythroxylaceae
2.
the dried leaves of these shrubs and related plants, which contain cocaine and are chewed by the peoples of the Andes for their stimulating effects
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan kúka
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Word Origin and History for i. coca

coca

n.

South American plant, 1570s, from Spanish coca, from Quechua cuca, which is perhaps ultimately from Aymara, a native language of Bolivia.

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