coca

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noun co·ca \ˈkō-kə\

Definition of coca

  1. 1 :  any of several South American shrubs (genus Erythroxylon, family Erythroxylaceae); especially :  one (E. coca) that is the primary source of cocaine

  2. 2 :  dried leaves of a coca (especially Erythroxylon coca) containing alkaloids including cocaine

Origin and Etymology of coca

Spanish, from Quechua kuka


First Known Use: 1577


Medical Dictionary

coca

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noun co·ca \ˈkō-kə\

Medical Definition of coca

  1. 1:  any of several South American shrubs (genus Erythroxylon of the family Erythroxylaceae); especially :  one (E. coca) that is the primary source of cocaine

  2. 2:  dried leaves of a coca (as Erythroxylon coca) containing alkaloids including cocaine



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