Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola invented 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., by druggist Dr. John S. Pemberton. So called because original ingredients were derived from COCA (Cf. coca) leaves and COLA (Cf. cola) nuts. It contained minute amounts of cocaine until 1909.
Drink the brain tonic and intellectual soda fountain beverage Coca-Cola. [Atlanta "Evening Journal," June 30, 1887]
Coca-colanization, also Coca-colonization coined 1950 during an attempt to ban the beverage in France, led by the communist party and the wine-growers.
France's Communist press bristled with warnings against US "Coca-Colonization." Coke salesmen were described as agents of the OSS and the U.S. State Department. "Tremble," roared Vienna's Communist Der Abend, "Coca-Cola is on the march!" [Time Magazine, 1950]
Coca-colonialism attested by 1956.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Coca-cola —  Cet article concerne la boisson. Pour la société, voir The Coca Cola Company. Pour les autres significations, voir Coca (homonymie). Coca Cola Pays d origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coca Cola —  Cet article concerne la boisson. Pour la société, voir The Coca Cola Company. Pour les autres significations, voir Coca (homonymie). Coca Cola Pays d origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coca-Cola — Emblem Das Logo (Schriftzug) von Coca Cola …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Coca-Cola C2 — Type Diet soda Manufacturer Coca Cola Company Country of origin Japan Introduced …   Wikipedia

  • Coca-Cola — Cola; Coke * * * Coca Cola   Das braune, süße, kohlensäure und koffeinhaltige Getränk, das ein amerikanischer Apotheker im Jahre 1886 als Anregungsmittel entwickelt hatte, trat schon nach wenigen Jahren den Siegeszug durch Amerika an und eroberte …   Universal-Lexikon

  • coca-cola — [ kɔkakɔla ] n. m. inv. • v. 1945; marque amér. 1886; nom déposé, de 1. coca et cola ♦ Boisson gazéifiée à base de coca (2o) et de noix de cola. Un coca cola : une bouteille, une canette, un verre de cette boisson. Abrév. fam. COCA . Un whisky… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Coca-Cola® — {{hw}}{{Coca Cola®}}{{/hw}}s. f.  (pl. inv.  o Coca Cole ) Bevanda preparata con acqua, zucchero, estratti di foglie di coca e di noce di cola …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • Coca Cola GM — is the top football division in Greenland and it was created in 1958. Since 1971 it is organized by the Football Association of Greenland. Usually the championship has three phases. The first one consists of matches between clubs that are… …   Wikipedia

  • Coca Cola GM — Deporte Fútbol Fundación 1958 Número de equipos 8 País Groenlandia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Coca-Cola® — /kō kə kōˈlə/ noun A carbonated soft drink first made in the USA (often shortened to Coke) adjective Denoting the spread of American culture to other parts of the world coca colonizāˈtion or coca colonisāˈtion noun (facetious) The invasion of… …   Useful english dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.