Definitions

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  • proper noun trademark A carbonated soft drink.
  • noun A serving of Coca-Cola.

Etymologies

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From coca leaves + cola nut.

Examples

  • But the term Coca-Cola is using for its goals -- "water neutrality" -- which was coined at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, and which Coke will be unveiling again in the next few days is, well, quite slippery.

    Alex Pasternack: The Next Green Thing: "Water Neutrality"

  • That which we call Coca-Cola would by any other name be just as satisfying, right?

    Unhidden Persuaders

  • The Marangu Route is called the "Coca-Cola Route" because it's very popular and can be done in three to five days—but many see that as a drawback, as climbers have less time to acclimatize to the altitude.

    Taking on 'Everyman's Everest'EasIER Peaks

  • Also Tuesday, Coca-Cola named North American President Steve Cahillane to lead a new business unit called Coca-Cola Refreshments.

    Manufacturing.net Headline News

  • Also Tuesday, Coca-Cola named North American President Steve Cahillane to lead a new business unit called Coca-Cola Refreshments.

    Manufacturing.net Headline News

  • Also Tuesday, Coca-Cola named North America president Steve Cahillane to lead a new business unit called Coca-Cola Refreshments.

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  • Also Tuesday, Coca-Cola named North American President Steve Cahillane to lead a new business unit called Coca-Cola Refreshments.

    Manufacturing.net Headline News

  • Also Tuesday, Coca-Cola named North American President Steve Cahillane to lead a new business unit called Coca-Cola Refreshments.

    Manufacturing.net Headline News

  • Also Tuesday, Coca-Cola named North American President Steve Cahillane to lead a new business unit called Coca-Cola Refreshments.

    Manufacturing.net Headline News

  • Also Tuesday, Coca-Cola named North American President Steve Cahillane to lead a new business unit called Coca-Cola Refreshments.

    Manufacturing.net Headline News

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  • "Mark Pendergrast concluded his history of Coca-Cola with a leaked copy of the formula of the world's most popular and symbolic soft drink, which is, it would seem, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Earlier leaks fo the formula, while differing among themselves, suggest the same. If Pendergrast's source can be trusted, it would seem that spices remain as much the flavor of the age as they have ever been, albeit in disguise, hidden away int he basement of Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta."

    --Jack Turner, _Spice: The History of a Temptation_ (NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), 310

    December 6, 2016