- a carbonated soft drink containing an extract made from kola nuts, together with sweeteners and other flavorings.
Origin of cola1
- a plural of colon1.
- a plural of colon2.
- cost-of-living adjustment: an escalator clause, especially in union contracts, that grants automatic wage increases to cover the rising cost of living due to inflation.
- the sign (:) used to mark a major division in a sentence, to indicate that what follows is an elaboration, summation, implication, etc., of what precedes; or to separate groups of numbers referring to different things, as hours from minutes in 5:30; or the members of a ratio or proportion, as in 1 : 2 = 3 : 6.
- Classical Prosody. one of the members or sections of a rhythmical period, consisting of a sequence of from two to six feet united under a principal ictus or beat.
Origin of colon1
- Anatomy. the part of the large intestine extending from the cecum to the rectum.
- Zoology. the portion of the digestive tract that is posterior to the stomach or gizzard and extends to the rectum.
Origin of colon2
- the paper monetary unit of El Salvador, equal to 100 centavos. Abbreviation: C.
- a cupronickel or steel coin and monetary unit of Costa Rica, equal to 100 centimos.
Origin of colon3
- a colonial farmer or plantation owner, especially in Algeria.
Origin of colon4
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Contemporary Examples of cola
Take James Carville, who, swigging Coc' Cola and playing the mad Cajun, spurred buttermilk-biscuit glamour to new heights.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin
August 23, 2014
Changing the COLA formula has two great advantages over other potential cuts: it is automatic, and it is very gradual.What's to Like About the New Proposal for Cost of Living Adjustments?
December 19, 2012
Consequently, the December COLA increase would have to be paid retroactively.
The COLA increase, which is designed to offset inflation and other economic factors, was cleared last year without incident.
Historical Examples of cola
Most important of all, they are associated with the fate of Cola di Rienzo.Pagan and Christian Rome
Cola had his first stomach-ache, was hurt, was miserable, prepared to howl.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
Cola di Rienzi has proposed a Code of Law that shall be our shield.
Who should see that the shield become what he proposes, but Cola di Rienzi?
The chronicler of the life of Cola, however, takes no notice of this ceremony.The Makers of Modern Rome
Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
- 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 for cola
- 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
- the standard monetary unit of Costa Rica, divided into 100 céntimos
- the former standard monetary unit of El Salvador, divided into 100 centavos; replaced by the US dollar in 2001
Word Origin for colón
- plural -lons the punctuation mark :, usually preceding an explanation or an example of what has gone before, a list, or an extended quotation
- plural -lons this mark used for certain other purposes, such as expressions of time, as in 2:45 p.m., or when a ratio is given in figures, as in 5:3
- plural -la (-lə) (in classical prosody) a part of a rhythmic period with two to six feet and one principal accent or ictus
Word Origin for colon
- the part of the large intestine between the caecum and the rectum
Word Origin for colon
- a colonial farmer or plantation owner, esp in a French colony
Word Origin for colon
- a port in Panama, at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal. Chief Caribbean port. Pop: 157 000 (2005 est)Former name: Aspinwall
- Archipiélago de Colón (ˌartʃiˈpjelaɣo ðe) the official name of the Galápagos Islands
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.
punctuation mark, 1540s, from Latin colon "part of a poem," from Greek kolon (with a long initial -o-) "part of a verse," literally "limb," from PIE root *(s)kel- "to bend, crooked" (see scalene). Meaning evolved from "independent clause" to punctuation mark that sets it off.
"large intestine," late 14c., from Greek kolon (with a short initial -o-) "large intestine, food, meat," of unknown origin.
- The division of the large intestine extending from the cecum to the rectum.
- The longest part of the large intestine, extending from the cecum to the rectum. Water and electrolytes are absorbed, solidified, and prepared for elimination as feces in the colon. The colon also contains bacteria that help in the body's absorption of nutrients from digested material.
A punctuation mark (:) used to introduce a description, an explanation, or a list. For example, “She would own only one kind of pet: a Siamese cat” and “The little boy announced that he wanted the following for his birthday: two sweaters, a new tent, and three toy cars.”