What does coca mean?

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  1. Any of the four cultivated plants which belong to the family Erythroxylaceae, native to western South America.
  2. The dried leaf of one of these plants, the South American shrub (Erythroxylum coca), widely cultivated in Andean countries, which is the source of cocaine.
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Cannabis and coca are cultivated illicitly on a vast scale for the manufacture of illegal drugs.
Last year a record area was fumigated but there was a small increase in coca production.
In others, village growers simply find it more remunerative to sell coca to drug dealers than to market pineapples at the local mercado.
The U.S. State Department says that only large coca plantations are fumigated.
Crack cocaine is a potent hard crystalline form of cocaine, the addictive drug derived from the coca plant and used as a stimulant.
The coca farmers, who had yet to join the protests, indicated that they would march on La Paz and block the roads.

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