There are 2 main definitions of cola in English:


Syllabification: co·la
Pronunciation: /ˈkōlə


1A brown carbonated drink that is flavored with an extract of cola nuts, or with a similar flavoring.
[shortening of Coca-Cola]
More example sentences
  • The most common mixers are orange, grapefruit, and cranberry juices; club soda; tonic water; cola and ginger ale.
  • What's more, tea, cola, and energy drinks contain caffeine.
  • Vanilla, too, pairs naturally well with mixers that have vanilla tones of their own, including cream soda and cola.
2 (also kola) A small evergreen African tree that is cultivated in the tropics for its seeds (cola nuts).
[from Temne k'ola 'cola nut']
  • Genus Cola, family Sterculiaceae: several species, in particular C. acuminata

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