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- either of two shrubs, Erythroxylon coca or E. truxiuense, native to the Andes: family Erythroxylaceae
- 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 for coca
C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan kúka
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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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