cola nut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cola nut bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coca-Cola was so named back in 1885 for its two 'medicinal' ingredients: extract of coca leaves and kola nuts. As for how much cocaine was originally in the formulation, it's hard to know.
    • Cola nut (Bot) The bitter fruit of Cola acuminata, which is nearly as large as a chestnut, and furnishes a stimulant, which is used in medicine.
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