- A stimulant narcotic in the form of a white powder that is usually taken by inhaling it through the nose.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Co"ca*ine (?), n. (Chem.)
A powerful alkaloid,
C17H21NO4, obtained from the
leaves of coca. It is a bitter, white, crystalline substance, and
is remarkable for producing local insensibility to
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Cocaine, an alkaloid from the leaf of the coca plant, used as an
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