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coca

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coca dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect
    • n Coca United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001)
    • n coca a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine when it was initially introduced
    • n Coca The dried leaf of a South American shrub (Erythroxylon Coca). In med., called Erythroxylon.☞ Coca leaves resemble tea leaves in size, shape, and odor, and are chewed (with an alkali) by natives of Peru and Bolivia to impart vigor in prolonged exertion, or to sustain strength in absence of food.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1929, the Coca-Cola slogan was "The Pause That Refreshes."
    • n coca The dried leaf of Erythroxylon Coca, natural order Linaceæ, a small shrub of the mountains of Peru and Bolivia, but cultivated in other parts of South America. The principal source of the drug as a commercial product is the province of Yungas in Bolivia, where the bushes, which are grown on the sides of the mountains, yield three crops a year. By far the greater part of the estimated annual product of 40,000,000 pounds is consumed at home. It is a stimulant, bearing some resemblance in its effects to tea and coffee, and has long been used as a masticatory by the Indians of South America. It relieves feelings of fatigue and hunger, and the difficulty in breathing experienced in climbing high mountains. The habit of chewing coca is an enslaving one. Coca is used in medicine as a stimulant and tonic; it yields the valuable alkaloid cocaine. Sometimes written cuca.
    • n coca The plant itself.
    • n coca A Japanese rice-measure, equal to about 5 Winchester bushels.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every second, 8000 Coca-Cola Company products are consumed in the world
    • n Coca kō′ka a shrub of six or eight feet high, of which the leaves furnish an important narcotic and stimulant
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Quotations

  • Bob Dylan
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    “Sailing round the world in a dirty gondola oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., fr. native name
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.,—Peruv.

Usage

In literature:

Some, however, caught sight of the little calabashes of coca which the English carried.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
Thus the coca leaf is a great source of comfort and enjoyment.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The coca is a small tree or shrub about six feet in height, which grows in the warmer valleys among the Andes mountains.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
Coffee, cacao, and coca are the principal cultivated products.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
A nice ice cold drink of Coca-Cola here!
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
The coca is a small tree or shrub about six feet in height, which grows in the warmer valleys among the Andes mountains.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
At Pacchapata, besides maize, yuccas, and fruits, sugar, coffee, and coca are also cultivated.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
And I suspect that any form of coca wine will make a great many more dipsomaniacs than it will cure.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Also the coca plant from which we get cocaine.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
He took a rope, a can of beef, some crackers, and a small quantity of coca leaves.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
As we shall see later, tobacco, hashish, coca, laurel water, and similar agents have been largely utilised for this purpose.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
The two indigenous products which receive most attention, perhaps, are those of quinoa and coca.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
The leaves and young shoots are chewed; they have stimulating properties, comparable with those of the coca of Peru.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Then there is the coca leaf, whose virtues we must try, failing anything better.
"Real Gold" by George Manville Fenn
Cattle and forest products, including rubber and coca, are exported to a limited extent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
W. The Coca forms the provisional boundary line between Ecuador and Colombia from its source to the Napo.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
This is the celebrated coca tree, the comforter and friend of the Peruvian Indian under all hardships and evil usage.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 60, No. 370, August 1846" by Various
Coca, Alabama, Spanish colony at, 61, 62.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
She had never drunk coca cola that tasted like that before.
"The Forged Note" by Oscar Micheaux
From thence forward to Chiaha, Coca, and Talise, is plaine ground, dry and fat, and very plentifull of Maiz.
"The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16)" by Richard Hakluyt
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In news:

A man walks past an old Coca-Cola advertisement, rediscovered after an auto repair shop was torn down in the 5400 block of North Clark Street in Chicago.
Hyundai has joined Coca-Cola to take a place on the iconic Piccadilly Circus billboard today, replacing flagging brand Sanyo which has held the spot since 1978.
Coca-Cola Gives Facebook Global Reason for Boosting Mobile Ads .
The Coca-Cola Company and the Creative Artists Agency will work together again in a strategic consulting agreement that calls for Creative Artists to help Coca-Cola with entertainment marketing for its soft-drink brands worldwide.
The 2012 supplier advocate of the year was Robert Phillips, vice president, public affairs and communications for the West region of Coca-Cola Refreshments, Los Angeles.
Coca-Cola is looking to become more ' agile ' in its UK marketing approach, inspired by a tactical campaign launched by Unilever brand Lynx in the wake of the publication of photos of a naked Prince Harry in August.
As the headquarter location for Coca-Cola, CNN, EarthLink, and The Home Depot, Atlanta is re-branding itself as a metropolis distinguished for its cosmopolitan verve and southern charm.
Coca Cola pork chops at The Astor Room.
At Coca-Cola they do too.
Coca-Cola to launch ' beauty drinks' in France.
NEW YORK — The Coca-Cola Co.
Three cars were involved in the accident, according to Huizar spokesperson Rick Coca.
A Resolution Approves An Agreement Between The City And Coca Cola For An Exclusive Marketing Partnership.
Why Can't You Get a Coca-Cola for a Nickel.
The Coca-Cola Company didn't foresee the potential for bottling their product until after they signed the contract with the lawyers.
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