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coca

a South American tree with leaves that contain cocaine
Not to be confused with:
coco – coconut or coconut palm
cocoa – powder made from cacao seeds, a hot drink made from cocoa powder and milk
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co·ca

 (kō′kə)
n.
1. Any of certain Andean evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Erythroxylum, especially E. coca, whose leaves contain cocaine and other alkaloids.
2. The dried leaves of such a plant, chewed by people of the Andes for a stimulating effect and also used for extraction of cocaine and other alkaloids.

[Spanish, from Quechua kúka.]
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coca

(ˈkəʊkə)
n
1. (Plants) either of two shrubs, Erythroxylon coca or E. truxiuense, native to the Andes: family Erythroxylaceae
2. (Recreational Drugs) the dried leaves of these shrubs and related plants, which contain cocaine and are chewed by the peoples of the Andes for their stimulating effects
[C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan kúka]
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co•ca

(ˈkoʊ kə)

n., pl. -cas.
1. a shrub, Erythroxylumcoca, of the family Erythroxylaceae, native to the Andes, having simple alternate leaves and small yellowish flowers.
2. the dried leaves of this shrub, which are chewed for their stimulant properties and which yield cocaine and other alkaloids.
[1610–20; < Sp < Quechua kuka]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coca - a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine
Erythroxylon, Erythroxylum, genus Erythroxylon, genus Erythroxylum - a large genus of South American shrubs and small trees of the family Erythroxylaceae
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.Coca - United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001)
3.coca - dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
cocain, cocaine - a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive
plant product - a product made from plant material
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Translations

coca

[ˈkəʊkə] Ncoca f
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coca

n
(= shrub)Koka f
no pl (= dried leaves)Kokablätter pl, → Koka f
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co·ca

n. coca, planta de cuyas hojas se extrae la cocaína.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

coca

n (bot) coca
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References in periodicals archive ?
Having been a coca farmer himself for many years, Morales has been an ardent supporter of coca leaf cultivation despite the U.N.'s classification of the crop -- which is the base ingredient for cocaine -- as an illegal substance under the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
Cuaresma said the measure would recognize "plantings of coca leaf in the Cuzco valleys of La Convencion, Qosnipata, and Yanatile" as "zones of traditional production with a legal character." Subsequent reports on Cuaresma's decree said that the valleys of Pichari and Quimbiri would be excluded.
The Peruvian and US governments maintain that the vast majority of the coca leaf is processed into cocaine.
In one case, Bolivia seized dried coca leaf packaged as tea destined for Lebanon via Chile.
Peru has 36,600 ha of coca leaf, 67% of which is used for cocaine production and the rest for legal uses (tea, candies, and medicines).
At the same time, Bolivia continues to promote the worldwide cultivation and comercialization of coca leaf products, contrary to the conventions' foundational premises and Bolivia's own reservation.
The relative productivity of poppy crops can be estimated using imagery, and our confidence in coca leaf yield estimates continues to improve in the past few years as a result of field studies conducted in Latin America.
Total Coca Leaf * 238,500 216,000 163,000 159,000 170,000