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Coca

[koh-kuh]
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noun
  1. Imogene,1908–2001, U.S. comic actress.
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British Dictionary definitions for imogene coca

coca

noun
  1. either of two shrubs, Erythroxylon coca or E. truxiuense, native to the Andes: family Erythroxylaceae
  2. the dried leaves of these shrubs and related plants, which contain cocaine and are chewed by the peoples of the Andes for their stimulating effects

Word Origin

C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan kúka
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Word Origin and History for imogene coca

coca

n.

South American plant, 1570s, from Spanish coca, from Quechua cuca, which is perhaps ultimately from Aymara, a native language of Bolivia.

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