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kola nut

a brownish seed, about the size of a chestnut, produced by a tropical tree belonging to the genus Cola, containing both caffeine and theobromine: its extract is used in soft drinks.
Origin of kola nut
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sierra Leone is an organized colony, a product of which is the kola-nut.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
British Dictionary definitions for kola-nut

kola nut

a variant spelling of cola nut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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