cola

Definition of cola 

(Entry 1 of 3)

plural of colon

cola

noun
co·la | \ˈkō-lə \

Definition of cola (Entry 2 of 3)

: a carbonated soft drink colored usually with caramel and flavored usually with extracts from kola nuts

\ˈkō-lə \

Definition of COLA (Entry 3 of 3)

1 cost-of-living adjustment

2 cost-of-living allowance

Examples of cola in a Sentence

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And despite the name, the disco's best-selling beverage is $1.87 probiotic yogurt, not cola. Cynthia Kim, The Christian Science Monitor, "South Korea's elderly boogie, find connection in daytime discos," 17 Apr. 2018 Sparrow Market is one of few specialty grocers that get the cola. Detroit Free Press, "Shinola Cola sells for $2-plus in downtown Detroit, free in Midtown," 30 June 2018 For more than two decades, shoppers perusing the aisles of Walmart have run into cans of Sam’s cola or coffee alongside national brands on the shelves. New York Times, "Amazon, the Brand Buster," 23 June 2018 She keg-carbonates big batches of vodka, gin, rum, Tequila, curacao, lemon and sugarcane cola for a citrusy, spritzy sipper that somehow feels light. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s Interval puts the fern bar on a cocktail menu," 20 June 2018 The cola de mono is made of aguardiente, milk, coffee and is flavored with vanilla and cloves. Princess Cruises, Bon Appetit, "Set Sail for Adventure This Holiday Season," 2 July 2018 Plum, smoke, leather, tobacco leaf, cola and black pepper gave way to a zippy spice on the finish of this Old Mission Peninsula wine. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 The dark cola comes in one flavor that tastes similar to Coke. Detroit Free Press, "Shinola Cola sells for $2-plus in downtown Detroit, free in Midtown," 30 June 2018 Two seven-story hotel towers will have a total of 512 rooms, each about 325 square feet with a 1960s martini bar and cans of Tab diet cola in the refrigerator. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Wait, When Did Airport Hotels Turn Cool?," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of cola

Noun

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cola

Noun

from Coca-Cola, a trademark

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The first known use of cola was in 1920

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cola

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cola

: a sweet brown drink that contains many bubbles

cola

noun
co·la | \ˈkō-lə \
plural colas

Kids Definition of cola

: a sweet brown carbonated soft drink that contains flavoring from the nut of a tropical tree

cola

Medical Definition of cola 

plural of colon

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\ˈkō-lə\

Legal Definition of COLA 

1 cost-of-living adjustment

2 cost-of-living allowance

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