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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-kuh]
    • /ˈkoʊ kə/
    • /ˈkəʊkə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-kuh]
    • /ˈkoʊ kə/

Definitions of coca word

  • uncountable noun coca Coca is a plant which contains cocaine. The dried leaves of the plant are sometimes chewed for their stimulating effect. 3
  • noun coca either of two shrubs, Erythroxylon coca or E. truxiuense, native to the Andes: family Erythroxylaceae 3
  • noun coca the dried leaves of these shrubs and related plants, which contain cocaine and are chewed by the peoples of the Andes for their stimulating effects 3
  • noun coca any of a genus (Erythroxylon, esp. E. coca) of tropical, mostly American shrubs of the coca family, whose dried leaves are the source of cocaine and other alkaloids 3
  • noun coca these dried leaves 3
  • adjective coca designating a family (Erythroxylaceae, order Linales) of dicotyledonous shrubs and trees 3

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Origin of coca

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
1610-20; < Spanish < Quechua kuka

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Parts of speech for Coca


coca popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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