kola nut

noun
ko·​la nut | \ ˈkō-lə- How to pronounce kola nut (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of kola nut

: the bitter caffeine-containing chestnut-sized seed of a kola tree used especially as a masticatory and in beverages

First Known Use of kola nut

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kola nut

kola, perhaps modification of Malinke kolo kola nut

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kola nut

noun
ko·​la nut
variants: also cola nut \ ˈkō-​lə-​ How to pronounce cola nut (audio) \

Medical Definition of kola nut

: the bitter caffeine-containing chestnut-sized seed of a kola tree used especially as a masticatory and in beverages

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