• noun a tree from West Africa, the West Indies and South America with a nut-like fruit that contains caffeine, chewed or used for making cola drinks
  • noun a fizzy sweet drink containing an extract of the cola nut or a similar flavouring


  • noun a tree that comes originally from west Africa, but which is also grown in the West Indies and South America. Its nut-like fruit contains caffeine, and can be chewed or used to make cola drinks.


  • acronym forcost of living adjustment
    (written as COLA)
  • acronym forcost of living allowance
    (written as COLA)


  • noun an increase in wages or salary that compensates for an increase in the cost of living
  • noun an addition to normal salary to cover increases in the cost of living