Definitions

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

Etymologies

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From coca leaves + cola nut.

Examples

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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