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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Large genus of African trees bearing kola nuts.

Usage examples (3)
  • Coca-cola is a brand name constructed solely for that brand.
  • For want of another vision, many describe it as the "un-America," like the "un-cola."
  • Pepsi thinks it has the answer: lob the first grenade in the so-called midcalorie-cola wars. for more
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  • A "coaler" is a ship that transports coal, a "cola" is a carbonated soft drink, the "colla" is the neck or necklike bones, a "koala" is a bearlike animal found in Australia, while a "kola" is a type of tree found in Africa.
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