American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of certain Andean evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Erythroxylum, especially E. coca, whose leaves contain cocaine and other alkaloids.
- n. The dried leaves of such a plant, chewed by people of the Andes for a stimulating effect and also used for extraction of cocaine and other alkaloids.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dried leaf of Erythroxylon Coca, natural order Linaceæ, a small shrub of the mountains of Peru and Bolivia, but cultivated in other parts of South America. The principal source of the drug as a commercial product is the province of Yungas in Bolivia, where the bushes, which are grown on the sides of the mountains, yield three crops a year. By far the greater part of the estimated annual product of 40,000,000 pounds is consumed at home. It is a stimulant, bearing some resemblance in its effects to tea and coffee, and has long been used as a masticatory by the Indians of South America. It relieves feelings of fatigue and hunger, and the difficulty in breathing experienced in climbing high mountains. The habit of chewing coca is an enslaving one. Coca is used in medicine as a stimulant and tonic; it yields the valuable alkaloid cocaine. Sometimes written cuca.
- n. The plant itself.
- n. A Japanese rice-measure, equal to about 5 Winchester bushels.
- n. The dried leaf of a South American shrub (Erythroxylon coca), widely cultivated legally in Andean countries, and the source of cocaine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The dried leaf of a South American shrub (Erythroxylon Coca). In med., called
- n. United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001)
- n. a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine
- n. dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect
- Spanish coca, from Quechua kuka. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, from Quechua kúka. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The coca (_Erythroxylon coca_, Lam.) is a shrub about six feet in height, with bright green leaves and white blossoms.”
“Too bad it was $100 in coca cola stock or something.”
“The third was known as Bolivian, but it referred to coca found along the eastern slope of the Andes in both that country and Peru.”
“The fragile states along Africa's west coast have become major trafficking hubs for cocaine on its way from Latin American coca fields to the European market.”
“Those wings remind of for fried chicken wings in coca-cola, which are also sweet. those arn’t coca-cola fried chicken wings are they?”
“The United States says that Bolivia - the world's third-largest producer of coca, after Colombia and Peru - produces too much excess coca, which is often processed into cocaine and sold in South America and Europe.”
“Following a brief sacrifice to the Dragon Fertility Goddess (don't tell Dave!), we will enjoy a traditional breakfast of potatoes and mate de coca, which is basically boiled cocaine and which I'm told puts Starbucks to shame.”
“Morales won widespread support from the lower class with his campaign against the eradication of Bolivia's once-prolific production of coca, which is used to make cocaine.”
“Anyway, the new drink they're rolling out is a new cola coffee called coca-Cola Blak, spelled B-L-A-K.”
“Described as a coca admixture and labeled yarnayru, it was almost certainly chamairo.”
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