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kola

[koh-luh] /ˈkoʊ lə/
noun
1.
2.
an extract prepared from the kola nut.
3.
the tree producing it.
4.
cola1 .
Origin of kola
1720-1730
1720-30; apparently variant of Malinke kolo

Kola

[koh-luh; kaw-luh] /ˈkoʊ lə; ˈkɔ lə/
noun
1.
Also called Kola Peninsula. a peninsula in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, between the White and Barents seas.

cola1

or kola

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

/ˈkəʊlə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of cola1

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 kola
n.

"the cola nut," 1830, variant of cola (q.v.).

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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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 kola

COLA

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