Kola



[koh-luh] /ˈkoʊ lə/

noun
1.
.
2.
an extract prepared from the .
3.
the tree producing it.
4.
1 .
[koh-luh; kaw-luh] /ˈkoʊ lə; ˈkɔ lə/
noun
1.
Also called Kola Peninsula. a peninsula in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, between the White and Barents seas.
[koh-luh] /ˈkoʊ lə/
noun
1.
a carbonated soft drink containing an extract made from kola nuts, together with sweeteners and other flavorings.
/ˈkəʊlə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of cola1
/ˈkəʊlə/
noun
1.
either of two tropical sterculiaceous trees, Cola nitida or C. acuminata, widely cultivated in tropical regions for their seeds See cola nut
2.
a sweet carbonated drink flavoured with cola nuts
/ˈkəʊlə/
noun
1.
a plural of colon1 (sense 3), colon2
abbreviation (US)
1.
cost of living adjustment: an increase in benefit payments according to the rate of inflation
2.
cost of living allowance: extra money paid to workers in areas where the cost of living is more expensive
n.

“the cola nut,” 1830, variant of cola (q.v.).
n.

1795, genus of trees native to west Africa and introduced in New World tropics, Latinized form of a West African name of the tree (cf. Temne kola, Mandingo kolo). Meaning “carbonated soft drink” is 1920, short for Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola.

noun

[second sense a wordplay on Coca-Cola, a trademark]
1.
cost-of-living adjustment
2.
cost-of-living allowance

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    [kuh-lah-chee, -lahch-kee] /kəˈlɑ tʃi, -ˈlɑtʃ ki/ noun, plural kolacky. 1. a sweet bun filled with jam or pulped fruit.

  • Kolacky

    [kuh-lah-chee, -lahch-kee] /kəˈlɑ tʃi, -ˈlɑtʃ ki/ noun, plural kolacky. 1. a sweet bun filled with jam or pulped fruit.



  • Kola-nut

    noun 1. a brownish seed, about the size of a chestnut, produced by a tropical tree belonging to the genus Cola, containing both caffeine and theobromine: its extract is used in soft drinks. noun 1. a variant spelling of cola nut

  • Kola-peninsula

    [koh-luh; kaw-luh] /ˈkoʊ lə; ˈkɔ lə/ noun 1. Also called Kola Peninsula. a peninsula in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, between the White and Barents seas. /ˈkəʊlə/ noun 1. a variant spelling of cola1 n. “the cola nut,” 1830, variant of cola (q.v.).



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