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Meaning of COCA

Pronunciation:  'kowku

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their simulating effect
  2. [n]  a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine

COCA is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Erythroxylon coca
 See Also: bush, C, cocain, cocaine, coke, Erythroxylon, Erythroxylum, genus Erythroxylon, genus Erythroxylum, plant product, shrub, snow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co"ca\, n. [Sp., fr. native name.]
The dried leaf of a South American shrub ({Erythroxylon
Coca}). In med., called Erythroxylon.

Note: Coca leaves resemble tea leaves in size, shape, and
      odor, and are chewed (with an alkali) by natives of
      Peru and Bolivia to impart vigor in prolonged exertion,
      or to sustain strength in absence of food.

{Mexican coca}, an American herb ({Richardsonia scabra}),
   yielding a nutritious fodder. Its roots are used as a
   substitute for ipecacuanha.