[ koh-kuh ]
/ ˈkoʊ kə /
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/ (ˈkəʊkə) /
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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