kola nut

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noun ko·la nut \ˈkō-lə-\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of kola nut

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

Origin and Etymology of kola nut

kola, perhaps modification of Malinke kolo kola nut


First Known Use: 1868


Medical Dictionary

kola nut

noun ko·la nut
variants: also

cola nut

\ˈkō-lə-\play

Medical Definition of kola nut

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


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