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

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. [1913 Webster]

{Mexican coca}, an American herb ({Richardsonia scabra}), yielding a nutritious fodder. Its roots are used as a substitute for ipecacuanha. [1913 Webster]


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  • Erythroxylon coca — Hygrine Hy grine, n. [From Gr. ? moist.] (Chem.) An alkaloid associated with cocaine in coca leaves ({Erythroxylon coca}), and extracted as a thick, yellow oil, having a pungent taste and odor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erythroxylon coca — Coca  Cet article concerne la plante. Pour la boisson américaine, voir Coca Cola. Pour les autres significations, voir Coca (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Erythroxylon coca — noun a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine • Syn: ↑coca, ↑coca plant • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Erythroxylon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ERYTHROXYLON COCA LAM. - КОКАИНОВЫЙ К. ПЕРУАНСКИЙ — см. 500. Кустарник. Е. coca Lam. К. к. перуанский Encycl. Meth. Bot. II (1786) 393. Соггẽа 2 (1931) 325. Wealth of India 3 (1952) 193. Атлас лек. раст. (1962) 654, рис. S y n. Е. peruvianum Prescott; E. bolivianum Hort. М е с т н. н а з в.… …   Справочник растений

  • Coca — Co ca, n. [Sp., fr. native name.] The dried leaf of a South American shrub ({Erythroxylon Coca}). In med., called Erythroxylon. [1913 Webster] Note: Coca leaves resemble tea leaves in size, shape, and odor, and are chewed (with an alkali) by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • COCA — Il existe une confusion très largement répandue entre la cocaïne, alcaloïde isolé pour la première fois par Niemann en 1859, et la feuille de coca dont on l’extrait. La coca appartient à la famille des Erythroxylaceae du genre pantropical… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Coca (disambiguation) — Coca may refer to: The Coca plant (Erythroxylon coca), from which comes cocaine Coca tea, a beverage made with coca Coca eradication, a controversial part of the United States War on Drugs policy Cocawine, wine made with coca Coca Sek, a short… …   Wikipedia

  • coca — CÓCA s.m. invar. Arbust din America de Sud, din ale cărui frunze se extrage cocaina (Erythroxylon coca). – Din fr. coca. Trimis de hai, 11.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  cóca s. m. invar. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CÓCA …   Dicționar Român

  • Coca — Coca, die Blätter des Cocastrauches, welche als Berauschungsmittel von den eingeborenen Indianern Perus u. Bolivias gekaut werden. Der Cocastrauch (Erythroxylon coca) ist ein Busch von 6–8 Fuß Höhe mit kleinen weißen Blüthen u. ovalen glänzend… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Coca [2] — Coca, Blätter des Erythroxylon Coca eines Rothholzes, Kaumittel der südamerikan. Indianer …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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