coca plant


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Noun1.coca plant - 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
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THE Duchess Of Northumberland has been given permission to grow cannabis, opium poppies, magic mushrooms and the coca plant - source of cocaine - in her garden at Alnwick.
OFTEN seen with its beak in the leaves of the coca plant, it is known to fly as far as the red-light district in search of a mate.
Most commonly used local anaesthetics are safe preparations derived from the coca plant, Erythroxylon coca, with which we normally associate cocaine.
It's (C17H21NO4), an alkaloid obtained from the leaves and young twigs of the coca plant.
Bolivia's cocaine farmers are protesting against the government's crackdown on the production of the coca plant, the raw material for cocaine.
The coca plant manufactures the main ingredient of cocaine.
Bolivian authorities fight against illegal drug trafficking, but President Evo Morales protects the coca plant.
The text explores how caffeine became the most popular stimulant on earth; how the coca plant became the source of both a tremendously powerful addictive drug and a prime ingredient of Coca-Cola, how Coca-Cola reacted to being in the crossroads of a burgeoning drug war over cocaine (today Coca-Cola uses a cocaine-free extract of the coca leaf in its drinks); and much more.
for upholding farmers' rights to cultivate the coca plant from which cocaine is derived, but in its natural form has been used as a traditional indigenous remedy for dealing with the high altitude of the Andes and as a mild stimulant that is particularly important for those engaged in manual labor.
The coca plant, or Erythroxylum coca--the source of cocaine--has long been a controversial crop.