kola nut



a brownish seed, about the size of a chestnut, produced by a tropical tree belonging to the genus Cola, containing both caffeine and theobromine: its extract is used in soft drinks.

Origin of kola nut

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples of kola nut

  • Sierra Leone is an organized colony, a product of which is the kola-nut.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

British Dictionary definitions for kola nut

kola nut


a variant spelling of cola nut
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