kola tree
or cola tree noun Date: 1937 an African tree (genus Cola, especially C. nitida and C. acuminata of the family Sterculiaceae) cultivated in various tropical areas for its kola nuts

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  • kola tree — or cola tree n an African tree (genus Cola, esp. C. nitida and C. acuminata of the family Sterculiaceae) cultivated in various tropical areas for its kola nuts …   Medical dictionary

  • kola tree — noun or cola tree Etymology: cola (II) + tree : a tree of the genus Cola (especially C. nitida) native to tropical Africa but now cultivated in tropical America and Asia see kola nut …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kola nut — pods and seeds Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • kola nut — also cola nut noun Etymology: kola, perhaps modification of Malinke kolo kola nut Date: 1868 the bitter caffeine containing chestnut sized seed of a kola tree used especially as a masticatory and in beverages …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kola nut — ko·la nut also co·la nut kō lə n the bitter caffeine containing chestnut sized seed of a kola tree used esp. as a masticatory and in beverages …   Medical dictionary

  • kola nut — ko′la nut n. pln the large brown seed of the kola tree: its extract is used in soft drinks • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Tree — /tree/, n. Sir Herbert Beerbohm /bear bohm/, (Herbert Beerbohm), 1853 1917, English actor and theater manager; brother of Max Beerbohm. * * * I Woody perennial plant. Most trees have a single self supporting trunk containing woody tissues, and in …   Universalium

  • kola nut — noun 1. tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract • Syn: ↑kola, ↑kola nut tree, ↑goora nut, ↑Cola acuminata • Hypernyms: ↑nut tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tree — treelike, adj. /tree/, n., v., treed, treeing. n. 1. a plant having a permanently woody main stem or trunk, ordinarily growing to a considerable height, and usually developing branches at some distance from the ground. 2. any of various shrubs,… …   Universalium

  • kola nut — a brownish seed, about the size of a chestnut, produced by a tropical tree belonging to the genus Cola, containing both caffeine and theobromine: its extract is used in soft drinks. [1865 70] * * * or cola nut Caffeine containing nut of two… …   Universalium

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