kola nut tree

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Related to kola nut tree: Cola nitida
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Noun1.kola nut tree - tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract
cola extract - a flavoring extracted from the kola nut
Cola, genus Cola - large genus of African trees bearing kola nuts
cola nut, kola nut - bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract
nut tree - tree bearing edible nuts
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We also see a bit more of Achebe's mother in this memoir--just a glimpse, enough to give us a picture, in the kola nut tree incident, of her strength and resolve, and the forge from which Achebe claims his own moral consciousness: "It is her peaceful determination to tackle barriers in her world that nailed down a very important element of my development--the willingness to bring change gently.