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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.
Coca Cola Zero completes the Coca-Cola 'trilogy' of original Coca-Cola, an iconic brand loved by people across the globe and Coca-Cola light, with its unique, lighter taste that has a loyal customer base, skewed towards women.
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.
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In the early 1990s, when COLA protection was first mandated as an offer to all applicants, the typical applicants were in their early 70s, much older than the average buyers today.
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?