from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The bitter fruit of Cola acuminata, which is nearly as large as a chestnut, and furnishes a stimulant, which is used in medicine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brownish bitter seed, of about the size of a chestnut, produced by a tree of western tropical Africa, Cola acuminata, natural order Sterculiaceœ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract
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