Definitions for COCAˈkoʊ kə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

co•caˈkoʊ kə(n.)(pl.)-cas.

  1. a shrub, Erythroxylumcoca, of the family Erythroxylaceae, native to the Andes, having simple alternate leaves and small yellowish flowers.

    Category: Plants

  2. the dried leaves of this shrub, which are chewed for their stimulant properties and which yield cocaine and other alkaloids.

    Category: Plants

Origin of coca:

1610–20; < Sp < Quechua kuka

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Erythroxylon coca, coca, coca plant(noun)

    a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine

  2. Coca, Imogene Coca(noun)

    United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001)

  3. coca(noun)

    dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect

Wiktionary

  1. coca(Noun)

    The dried leaf of a South American shrub (Erythroxylon coca), widely cultivated legally in Andean countries, and the source of cocaine.

  2. Origin: coca, from kuka.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coca(noun)

    the dried leaf of a South American shrub (Erythroxylon Coca). In med., called Erythroxylon

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Coca

    Any of several South American shrubs of the Erythroxylon genus (and family) that yield COCAINE; the leaves are chewed with alum for CNS stimulation.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

piggy(noun)

a child's word for a (little) pig.

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