Cola, genus Cola(noun)
large genus of African trees bearing kola nuts
carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States)
a dark-colored carbonated soft drink flavored with extract of the cola nut, and often colored with caramel; also, any soft drink similar in color and flavor to a cola-flavored drink. The name was predominantly derived from the popular soft drink Coca-Cola.
Origin: [NL., fr. a native name.]
The kola plant, famous for its nut, or one of these nuts.
A beverage or a drink made with kola nut flavoring, caramel and carbonated water.
Cola is a carbonated beverage that originally contained caffeine from the kola nut and cocaine from coca leaves and was flavored with vanilla and other ingredients. Most colas now use other flavoring ingredients with a similar taste and no longer contain cocaine. It became popular worldwide after pharmacist John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in 1886. His non-alcoholic recipe was inspired by the Coca wine of pharmacist Angelo Mariani, created in 1863; it still contained cocaine. Coca-Cola is a major international brand. It usually contains caramel color, caffeine and sweeteners such as sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
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A plant genus of the family STERCULIACEAE. This is the source of the kola nut which contains CAFFEINE and is used in popular beverages.
Abbr. for cost of living adjustment.
Cost of living adjustment is abbreviated as COLA in some official documents.
The numerical value of COLA in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of COLA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Si su novio piensa que Coca-Cola Light o pepsi de dieta es la dieta equilibrada para su desayuno, estás saliendo con un hijo varón.
Coca-Cola is so delicious, but it's like sun tanning or cigarettes — they're these wonderful things that we now know are horrible for us.
You have a cultural formula there that works. You've got Coca-Cola classic, if you add ingredients into that...it will not be the same formula...it will unequivocally change the culture.
It's not an ideal situation from anyone's perspective, people on Social Security would much rather have a COLA, and the Medicare actuaries would much rather spread around the cost increases evenly.
We applaud McDonald’s for joining with Coca-Cola and Visa. They understand just how vital it is that reform of FIFA is independent of the deep vested interests surrounding the organization and its personnel.
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Translations for COLA
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- colaCatalan, Valencian
- cola, kolaDanish
- còcScottish Gaelic
- kóladió, kólaHungarian
- コーラ・ナッツ, コーラJapanese
- кола, kolaSerbo-Croatian
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