from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of certain Andean evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Erythroxylum, especially E. coca, whose leaves contain cocaine and other alkaloids.
- n. The dried leaves of such a plant, chewed by people of the Andes for a stimulating effect and also used for extraction of cocaine and other alkaloids.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The dried leaf of a South American shrub (Erythroxylon coca), widely cultivated legally in Andean countries, and the source of cocaine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The dried leaf of a South American shrub (Erythroxylon Coca). In med., called Erythroxylon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dried leaf of Erythroxylon Coca, natural order Linaceæ, a small shrub of the mountains of Peru and Bolivia, but cultivated in other parts of South America.
- n. The plant itself.
- n. A Japanese rice-measure, equal to about 5 Winchester bushels.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001)
- n. a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine
- n. dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect
Spanish, from Quechua kúka.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish coca, from Quechua kuka. (Wiktionary)