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Coca

cocaine leaves

Coca (Erythroxylon coca), shrub whose leaves contain various alkaloids. Native to the Andes, it is cultivated in Sri Lanka, Java, and Taiwan. South American Indians chew the leaves mixed with lime, which releases the drug cocaine. Cocaine-free coca extracts are used in making cola drinks.

See also: Cocaine.

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