(redirected from Diet cola)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.


cost-of-living adjustment

co·la 1

A carbonated soft drink containing an extract of the kola nut or similar flavorings.

[From cola.]

co·la 2

A cluster of flowers at the top of a female cannabis plant.

[Latin American Spanish slang (perhaps originally in Mexican Spanish slang cola de borrego, high-quality marijuana, literally "lamb's tail," from the long, woolly appearance of the inflorescence), from Spanish, tail, from Old Spanish, from Latin cauda; see coda.]

co·la 3

Plural of colon1.

co·la 4

A plural of colon2.

co·la 5

Variant of kola.


(ˈkəʊlə) or


1. (Plants) either of two tropical sterculiaceous trees, Cola nitida or C. acuminata, widely cultivated in tropical regions for their seeds. See cola nut
2. (Brewing) a sweet carbonated drink flavoured with cola nuts
[C18: from kola, probably variant of Mandingo kolo nut]


1. (Anatomy) a plural of colon13, colon2
2. (Poetry) a plural of colon13, colon2


abbreviation for
1. (Social Welfare) cost of living adjustment: an increase in benefit payments according to the rate of inflation
2. (Economics) cost of living allowance: extra money paid to workers in areas where the cost of living is more expensive


(ˈkoʊ lə)

n., pl. -las.
a carbonated soft drink containing an extract made from kola nuts, together with sweeteners and other flavorings.
[1920–25; from the trademarks Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola]


(ˈkoʊ lə)

a pl. of colon.


(ˈkoʊ lə)

n., pl. COLAs or COLA's.
an automatic adjustment in wages or social-security payments to offset fluctuations in the cost of living.
[c(ost) o(f) l(iving) a(djustment)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cola - large genus of African trees bearing kola nuts
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Sterculiaceae, sterculia family, Sterculiaceae - a large family of plants of order Malvales
Cola acuminata, goora nut, kola, kola nut tree, kola nut - tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract
2.cola - carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States)
soft drink - nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
Coca Cola, Coke - Coca Cola is a trademarked cola
Pepsi, Pepsi Cola - Pepsi Cola is a trademarked cola
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
cola nut, kola nut - bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract


[ˈkəʊlə] n (= drink) → cola m
References in periodicals archive ?
The levy was introduced with a reorganisation of the non-alcoholic drinks menu where drinks were put into two sections - sugar sweetened drinks or other beverages such as juice, bottled water and diet cola.
D You ask your friend to make yours a diet cola - no drama B You have one more drink, or maybe a couple C You have another, then another.
Abdullah Al Hamairi, a Yemeni lab assistant working with a petroleum institute, said he would start paying attention to the amount of money spent on diet cola, and tobacco products though he doesn't consume them every day.
PepsiCo also said that its smaller diet cola brand Pepsi Max will be renamed Pepsi Zero Sugar.
A TROUBLED mum who drank eight litres of diet cola a day died of an overdose of prescription drugs and caffeine.
Danish researchers randomly assigned 47 overweight or obese people who didn't have diabetes to drink about a quart a day of regular cola, reduced-fat milk, diet cola, or mineral water.
By providing a surface on which carbon dioxide bubbles can form more easily, many more are produced, while the aspartame in diet cola lowers the water surface tension, making it much easier to foam up.
Headliners at this year's event include internet sensation EepyBird, who'll be performing a spectacular live version of their famous 'extreme diet cola and Mentos experiments.
Top with up to 8 level tbsp light aerosol/squirty cream 18g bag Skittles SOMETHING SAVOURY 17g bag KP Skips 2 x breadsticks and 3 level tbsp reduced-fat onion and garlic or sour cream and chive dip 2 x mini sausage rolls 21g bag Kellogg's Special K Cracker Crisps, any variety SOMETHING TO DRINK* 125ml glass of dry white, red or rose wine 1 x 35ml whisky or white rum and diet cola 25ml Bailey's over ice 50ml dry or sweet Vermouth with diet lemonade *It's possible to still lose weight and enjoy a drink every now and again.
The Best Of Me Cert 12A RELENTLESSLY sentimental in its belief in true love, this adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks best-seller looks like a diet cola advert and sounds like a horoscope.
Sales of diet cola have also dropped as consumers no longer want chemical-laden beverages to drink.
Tesco are offering a great deal on Coca Cola and Diet Cola, with two bottles costing just PS2.