Origin of kola
Origin of cola1
Examples from the Web for kola
Historical Examples of 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!
abbreviation for US
Word Origin for cola
"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.