Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several tropical African evergreen trees of the genus Cola, especially C. acuminata or C. nitida, cultivated for their reddish fragrant nutlike seeds, which contain caffeine and theobromine. The seeds are chewed as a stimulant and yield an extract used in pharmaceuticals and as a flavoring in foods and beverages.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See cola, colanine, cola-nut, cola-red.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Same as cola, cola nut.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tree, genus Cola, bearing large brown nuts containing source of cola extract.
  • noun A nut of this tree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract
  • noun a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Of West African origin; akin to Temne kɔ̄la, kola nut.]

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