A field of coca.
coca definition by Webster's New World
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- any of a genus (Erythroxylon, esp. E. coca) of tropical, mostly American shrubs of the coca family, whose dried leaves are the source of cocaine and other alkaloids
- these dried leaves
Origin: Spanish ; from Quechuan cuca
designating a family (Erythroxylaceae, order Linales) of dicotyledonous shrubs and trees
coca definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of certain Andean evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Erythroxylum, especially E. coca, whose leaves contain cocaine and other alkaloids.
- The dried leaves of such a plant, chewed by people of the Andes for a stimulating effect and also used for extraction of cocaine and other alkaloids.
Origin: Spanish, from Quechua kúka.
, Imogene 1908-2001.
American comedian who costarred in comedy sketches with Sid Caesar on the weekly television program “Your Show of Shows” (1950-1954).