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COLA

abbr.
cost-of-living adjustment

co·la 1

 (kō′lə)
n.
A carbonated soft drink containing an extract of the kola nut or similar flavorings.

[From cola.]

co·la 2

 (kō′lə)
n.
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

 (kō′lə)
n.
Plural of colon1.

co·la 4

 (kō′lə)
n.
A plural of colon2.

co·la 5

 (kō′lə)
n.
Variant of kola.

cola

(ˈkəʊlə) or

kola

n
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]

cola

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

COLA

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

co•la1

(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]

co•la2

(ˈkoʊ lə)

n.
a pl. of colon.

COLA

(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
Translations
kola
colakola
コーラコーラ・ナッツ

cola

[ˈkəʊlə] n (= drink) → cola m
References in classic literature ?
You will have to sit up with Jacques to-night, Mother Colas.
After taking into account the impact of calcium, vitamin D, physical activity, and other factors, they found about a 4 to 5 percent lower hip bone density in women who consumed one cola a day than in those who drank less than one cola a month.
COLA scientists work with colleagues both within the United States and abroad on collaborative projects, and are actively involved in a number of national and international research and planning projects.
Big Cola es el producto de una compania peruana que entr6 discretamente a Mexico hace menos de dos anos, en Puebla y Guadalajara, y que acaba de llegar a la capital.
the main congressional crusaders against entitlement waste these days, included a COLA reform act in their eight-part plan this spring.
Will it taste like the real thing--the classic cola without the brown cola color?
To test the cola theory, researchers led by reproductive endocrinologist Samuel Smith at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore assessed the effects of a popular diet cola on bone density in rats, reasoning that many women opt for such low-calorie sodas.