cola nut

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cola nut

n
(Plants) any of the seeds of the cola tree, which contain caffeine and theobromine and are used medicinally and in the manufacture of soft drinks

ko′la nut`


n.
the large brown seed of the kola tree: its extract is used in soft drinks.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cola nut - bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract
cola, dope - carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States)
Cola acuminata, goora nut, kola, kola nut tree, kola nut - tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract
nut - usually large hard-shelled seed
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In Cote d'Ivoire, the seed is chewed as a substitute for kola nuts.
Caffeine is found naturally in around 60 plant species of which cocoa beans, kola nuts, tea leaves and coffee beans are the most well-known.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf was earlier welcomed and presented the traditional kola nuts by chiefs and elders as well as local leaders led by Superintendent Peter Solo includingmembers of the County Legislative Caucus.
When the girl was 12 or thirteen she would be considered ready for betrothal, with an appropriate gift of kola nuts being offered by the bridegroom.
RIYADH: Nigerian pilgrims have been asked not to bring kola nuts during the Haj this year.
Bahrain: A large shipment of contraband kola nuts being smuggled from Bahrain to Saudi Arabia has been seized on the King Fahad Causeway.
The altar is surrounded by a low wall with two openings-one for the priest, the other for the supplicant-and is filled with several piles of'stones' wrapped up and covered with kola nuts and red palm oil in front of the trident (see Figure 4).
Emirates SkyCargo will offer over 200 tonnes of cargo capacity per week, with main imports expected into Abuja and Kano being personal effects, clothing material and electronics, while exports include leather, kola nuts, spices and fresh meat.
LEAGUE TABLE Caffeine is a natural substance that is found in over 60 plant species including coffee and cocoa beans, tea leaves and kola nuts.
When the real thing came on the market in 1885, it was a secret blend of carbonated water, caramel, flavourings and the extract of coca leaves and kola nuts.
Energy extracts include green mate, guarana and kola nuts.