Cola meaning

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Cost-of-living adjustment.
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A cola is defined as an African tree that has seeds and nuts containing caffeine, or a drink made from this caffeine.

An example of cola is Coke.

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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.

An example of COLA is a 1% increase in military retirement payments to compensate for a 1% increase in the cost-of-living.

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A carbonated soft drink containing an extract of the kola nut or similar flavorings.
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An African tree (Cola acuminata) of the sterculia family whose seeds, or nuts, contain caffeine and yield an extract used in soft drinks and medicines.
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A sweet, carbonated soft drink flavored with this extract.
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A regular adjustment as of wages or social-security payments, based on fluctuations in the cost of living.
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The kola plant, genus Cola, famous for its nut, or one of these nuts.
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A beverage or a drink made with kola nut flavoring, caramel and carbonated water.
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(obsolete) Plural form of colon.
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Acol, Caló, coal, LCAO.
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A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Sterculioideae — the kola nut trees.
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A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Calpinae — certain moths.
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Origin of cola

  • From cola

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From a Niger-Congo language, compare Temne kola, Mandinka kola. The beverage "Coca-Cola" was what made the term widely known.

    From Wiktionary

  • See colon

    From Wiktionary