imogene coca

World English Dictionary
coca (ˈkəʊkə)
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
[C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan kúka]

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Word Origin & History

1616, from Sp. coca, from Quechua cuca. Coca-Cola invented in Atlanta, Ga., 1886, by druggist Dr. John S. Pemberton. So called because original ingredients were derived from coca leaves and cola nuts, it contained minute amounts of cocaine until 1909. Coca-colanization coined 1950.
"Drink the brain tonic and intellectual soda fountain beverage Coca-Cola." [Atlanta "Evening Journal," June 30, 1887].
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