Origin of kola
- Also called Kola Peninsula. a peninsula in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, between the White and Barents seas.
- a carbonated soft drink containing an extract made from kola nuts, together with sweeteners and other flavorings.
Origin of cola1
Examples from the Web for kola
Kola drinks owe their vogue to the caffeine which they contain.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why
Martha M. Allen
The land of the Terfinnas, which was uninhabited, is the whole Kola peninsula.In Northern Mists (Volume 1 of 2)
"Ho, kola," greeted the host from his seat of dignified welcome.
On the eighteenth of August the second boat managed to reach the Kola peninsula after rowing for more than thirty hours.The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Ho, kola, you have eaten what is yours; leave mine for my starving people!
- a variant spelling of cola 1
- cost of living adjustment: an increase in benefit payments according to the rate of inflation
- cost of living allowance: extra money paid to workers in areas where the cost of living is more expensive
- either of two tropical sterculiaceous trees, Cola nitida or C. acuminata, widely cultivated in tropical regions for their seedsSee cola nut
- a sweet carbonated drink flavoured with cola nuts
Word Origin and History for kola
"the cola nut," 1830, variant of cola (q.v.).
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.