[syn: Coca, Imogene Coca]
3. dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives
of the Andes; a source of cocaine [syn: Erythroxylon
coca, coca, coca plant]
2: United States comedienne who starred in early television
shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001) [syn: Coca, Imogene
3: dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also
contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their
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