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cola or kola, tropical tree (genus Cola) of the family Sterculiaceae (sterculia family), native to Africa but now grown in other tropical regions. The fruit is a pod containing seeds from which is obtained caffeine, an alkaloid that functions as a stimulant. Cola nuts are chewed by the local populations and are exported for commercial use in soft drinks and medicines. Colas are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Malvales, family Sterculiaceae.

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cola

co·la / ˈkōlə/ • n. 1. a brown carbonated drink that is flavored with an extract of cola nuts, or with a similar flavoring. 2. (also kola) a small evergreen African tree (genus Cola, family Sterculiaceae) that is cultivated in the tropics for its seeds (cola nuts).

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Cola

Cola (family Sterculiaceae) A genus of small trees, several species of which provide kola nuts which contain much caffeine and are widely traded in W. Africa as a stimulant to combat fatigue. There are 125 species, occurring in Africa.

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COLA

COLA • abbr. cost-of-living adjustment, an increase made to wages or Social Security benefits to keep them in line with inflation.

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COLA

COLA (ˈkəʊlə) (USA) cost of living adjustment (clause in employment contracts)

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