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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coca  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coca 
  n  1:  a  South  American  shrub  whose  leaves  are  chewed  by  natives  of 
  the  Andes;  a  source  of  cocaine  [syn:  {Erythroxylon  coca}] 
  2:  dried  leaves  of  the  coca  plant  (and  related  plants  that  also 
  contain  cocaine);  chewed  by  Andean  people  for  their 
  simulating  effect 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  COCA 
  Cost  Of  Cracking  Adjustment  (cryptography) 
 
 




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