A cola is defined as an African tree that has seeds and nuts containing caffeine, or a drink made from this caffeine.(noun)
An example of cola is Coke.
The definition of COLA is as an abbreviation for a cost-of-living adjustment which is a regular change in payments based on the changes in cost-of-living.(abbreviation)
An example of COLA is a 1% increase in military retirement payments to compensate for a 1% increase in the cost-of-living.
See cola in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L form of WAfr name
Origin: c(ost-)o(f-)l(iving) a(djustment)
See cola in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Of West African origin
Origin: ; akin to Temne kC̄la, kola nut.
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