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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
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.
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  • The kola nut, like the coffee berry and tea leaf, appears to have ancient origins.
British Dictionary definitions for kola

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

kola

/ˈkəʊlə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of cola1
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Word Origin and History for kola
n.

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

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