coca

noun co·ca \ ˈkō-kə \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of coca

1 : any of several South American shrubs (genus Erythroxylon, family Erythroxylaceae); especially : one (E. coca) that is the primary source of cocaine
2 : dried leaves of a coca (especially Erythroxylon coca) containing alkaloids including cocaine

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Origin and Etymology of coca

Spanish, from Quechua kuka


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coca

noun co·ca \ ˈkō-kə \

medical Definition of coca

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


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