There are 2 main definitions of cola in English:

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cola 1

Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊlə/


1 [mass noun] A brown carbonated drink that is flavoured with an extract of cola nuts, or with a similar flavouring: a warm can of cola
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  • 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 which is cultivated in the tropics for its seeds (cola nuts).
From Temne k'ola 'cola nut'
  • Genus Cola, family Sterculiaceae: several species

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There are 2 main definitions of cola in English:

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Entry from US English dictionary


Cost-of-living adjustment, an increase made to wages or Social Security benefits to keep them in line with inflation.
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