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kola nut

noun ko·la nut \ˈkō-lə-\

Definition of kola nut

  1. :  the bitter caffeine-containing chestnut-sized seed of a kola tree used especially as a masticatory and in beverages



Variants of kola nut

also cola nut \ˈkō-lə-\

Origin of kola nut

kola, perhaps modification of Malinke kolo kola nut


First Known Use: 1868


Medical Dictionary

kola nut

noun ko·la nut

Medical Definition of kola nut

  1. :  the bitter caffeine-containing chestnut-sized seed of a kola tree used especially as a masticatory and in beverages



Variants of kola nut

also cola nut \ˈkō-lə-\play

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