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

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Cherry is the perfect moody edition to the collection and brings to mind cherry cola rather than the bright berry. Glamour, "Urban Decay’s Naked Cherry Palette Is the Best of All the Nakeds," 3 Apr. 2019 Critics of e-cigarettes say sweet flavors, like mango, cherry cola and bubble gum, are especially appealing to minors. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Bronx Science High School to Close Some Bathrooms to Combat Vape Use Among Students," 12 Nov. 2018 Shinola-brand cola is a unique, proprietary blend of pop that has existed since 2013 and is bottled in Detroit by Intrastate Distributors. Detroit Free Press, "Shinola Cola sells for $2-plus in downtown Detroit, free in Midtown," 30 June 2018 Under departing CEO Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo has expanded from its cola roots into hummus, kombucha and other healthier products, although results have been mixed. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "PepsiCo Buys Seltzer Rival That Vilified It," 20 Aug. 2018 The nation's gag reflexes were tested this week after a woman was caught on camera dipping a chicken tender into cola, then of course eating it. Fox News, "Gutfeld: It's the cry babies vs. the jerk," 8 Sep. 2018 Volumes improved for all Coke- and Coca-Cola-branded products, including a 3% increase for the company’s namesake cola and a double-digit increase for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, "Coca-Cola Earnings Boosted by New Diet Flavors," 24 Apr. 2018 And in the shade of a tent that served free cola floats, voter registration clipboards were circulated among the new citizens, identifiable by their commemorative medals and tightly clutched American flags. Emily Cochrane, New York Times, "Immigrants Take Oath at Monticello, Feeling the Weight of the Past," 4 July 2018 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

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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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More Definitions for cola

cola

noun

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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