Definitions for tobaccotəˈbæk oʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to•bac•cotəˈbæk oʊ(n.)(pl.)-cos, -coes.
any plant of the genus Nicotiana, of the nightshade family, esp. any of the species, as N. tabacum, whose leaves are prepared for smoking or chewing or as snuff.
the prepared leaves, as used in cigarettes, cigars, and pipes.
any product made from such leaves.
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Origin of tobacco:
1570–80; < Sp tabaco
leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
tobacco, tobacco plant(noun)
aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
leaves that are dried and smoked
tobacco for cigarettes
any plant of the genus Nicotiana
leaves of certain varieties of the plant cultivated and harvested to make cigarettes, cigars, snuff, for smoking in pipes or for chewing.
a variety of tobacco
Tobaccos from the Connecticut Valley were used for wrapping cigars.
an American plant (Nicotiana Tabacum) of the Nightshade family, much used for smoking and chewing, and as snuff. As a medicine, it is narcotic, emetic, and cathartic. Tobacco has a strong, peculiar smell, and an acrid taste
the leaves of the plant prepared for smoking, chewing, etc., by being dried, cured, and manufactured in various ways
Tobacco is a product processed from the dried leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. It can be used as a pesticide, and extracts form ingredients of some medicines, but is most commonly consumed as a drug. Tobacco is a name for any plant of the genus Nicotiana of the Solanaceae family and for the product manufactured from the leaf used in cigars and cigarettes, snuff, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and flavored shisha. Tobacco plants are also used in plant bioengineering, and some of the more than 70 species are grown as ornamentals. The chief commercial species, N. tabacum, is believed native to tropical America, like most nicotiana plants, but has been so long cultivated that it is no longer known in the wild. N. rustica, a species producing fast-burning leaves, was the tobacco originally raised in Virginia, but it is now grown chiefly in Turkey, India, and Russia. The addictive alkaloid nicotine is popularly considered the most characteristic constituent of tobacco but the harmful effects of tobacco consumption can also derive from the thousands of different compounds generated in the smoke, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, formaldehyde, cadmium, nickel, arsenic, tobacco-specific nitrosamines, phenols, and many others. Tobacco also contains beta-carboline alkaloids which inhibit monoamine oxidase.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family SOLANACEAE. Members contain NICOTINE and other biologically active chemicals; its dried leaves are used for SMOKING.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A nauseating plant that is consumed by but two creatures; a large, green worm and--man. The worm doesn't know any better.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'tobacco' in Nouns Frequency: #2305
Translations for tobacco
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a type of plant that has) leaves that are dried and used for smoking in pipes, cigarettes, cigars etc, or as snuff
Tobacco is bad for your health.
- تبْغ، دُخانArabic
- tabacoPortuguese (BR)
- der TabakGerman
- تمباكو، تماكو: دخانيات دتمباكو څخه جوړ شوى شيانPashto
- 煙葉，煙草Chinese (Trad.)
- thuốc láVietnamese
- 烟叶，烟草Chinese (Simp.)
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