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 Deeper into the velvety-smooth palate, hints of anise and cola blend with suggestions of toast and barbeque smoke. al, 18 Aug. 2021 Goose Island's brewers used ingredients such as lime, orange zest and orange juice, coriander, cassia bark, nutmeg, brown sugar, and vanilla to create the cola character. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2021 The whiskey and cola, in particular, gives you some agency to choose the right kind of whiskey for your palate. Karla Alindahao, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Slight cola, fresh tasting, with a little strawberry coming through. Marc Bona, cleveland, 13 June 2021 This gulpable wine offers black cherry and baking spice with a hint of cola. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 What went into the research and development process for developing these flavors beyond the standard cola and lemon-lime? Rachel King, Fortune, 13 May 2021 Club Cool again will serve worldwide variations of the cola. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 9 Apr. 2021 This strawberry/cherry colored Nebbiolo ages for eight months in French oak and includes aromas of light fruit—red plums, strawberries, as well as a hint of cola and salt. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021

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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 24 Sep. 2021.

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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

cola

Medical Definition of cola

plural of colon

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COLA

abbreviation
\ ˈkō-lə \

Legal Definition of COLA

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

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