kola

[ koh-luh ]
/ ˈkoʊ lə /

noun

an extract prepared from the kola nut.
the tree producing it.

Origin of kola

1720–30; apparently variant of Malinke kolo

Definition for kola (2 of 3)

Kola

[ koh-luh; kaw-luh ]
/ ˈkoʊ lə; ˈkɔ lə /

noun

Also called Kola Peninsula. a peninsula in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, between the White and Barents seas.

Definition for kola (3 of 3)

cola

1

or ko·la

[ koh-luh ]
/ ˈkoʊ lə /

noun

a carbonated soft drink containing an extract made from kola nuts, together with sweeteners and other flavorings.

Origin of cola

1
1920–25; spelling variant of kola, extracted from the trademark names of such drinks, as Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for kola (1 of 4)

kola

/ (ˈkəʊlə) /

noun

a variant spelling of cola 1

British Dictionary definitions for kola (2 of 4)

COLA


abbreviation for US

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

British Dictionary definitions for kola (3 of 4)

cola

1

kola

/ (ˈkəʊlə) /

noun

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

C18: from kola, probably variant of Mandingo kolo nut

British Dictionary definitions for kola (4 of 4)

cola

2
/ (ˈkəʊlə) /

noun

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