cola

Definition of cola

 (Entry 1 of 3)

plural of colon

cola

noun
co·​la | \ ˈkō-lə How to pronounce cola (audio) \

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 How to pronounce COLA (audio) \

Definition of COLA (Entry 3 of 3)

1 cost-of-living adjustment
2 cost-of-living allowance

Examples of cola in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There are 9 teaspoons, or about 36 grams of sugar in 11 ounces of cola, 2 servings of premium vanilla ice cream and about 2 tablespoons plus one teaspoon of honey. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Craving sugar during a pandemic? Here's how to tame your sweet tooth," 14 Sep. 2020 Virgin empire has faced many challenges in its five-decade history, from high-profile legal clashes with British Airways and failed bids to run the U.K. national lottery to abortive forays into vodka, cola and bridal wear. Benjamin Stupples, Bloomberg.com, "Branson’s Airline Saved as Ruling Caps Race Against Clock," 1 Sep. 2020 This is a medical emergency, and along with extreme muscle pain, weakness, and swelling, the main sign is often cola-colored urine. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "7 Ways to Prevent and Treat Sore Muscles After a Workout," 18 Aug. 2020 As for the Pinot Noirs, the Moses-Hall carries a medicinal quality with flavors of thyme, tarragon, black cherry and cola. Bryce Wiatrak, SFChronicle.com, "Patz & Hall: impeccable service and artisan food pairings," 15 May 2018 Just look at the number of cereal and cola choices in your local supermarket. Matt Goulding, The Atlantic, "Our Weird Restaurant Future," 19 June 2020 Last year, trademark Coke, which includes variations on the classic cola, popped 6% in terms of retail value globally, driven in part by Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "There's a new kind of Coke on shelves. You'll be forgiven if you missed it," 30 Jan. 2020 Pepsi’s narrative is that its cola tastes better than Coke’s. Joseph O’neill, The New York Review of Books, "Brand New Dems?," 29 Apr. 2020 Police found a cup in the car filled with a liquid that smelled of alcohol and a cola bottle that also smelled of alcohol. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Driver pulls in front of police cruiser, cited for OVI: North Olmsted Police Blotter," 11 Apr. 2020

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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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“Cola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cola. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for cola

cola

noun
How to pronounce COLA (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cola

: a sweet brown drink that contains many bubbles

cola

noun
co·​la | \ ˈkō-lə How to pronounce cola (audio) \
plural colas

Kids Definition of cola

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

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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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