Definitions for tobaccotəˈbæk oʊ

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. tobacco, baccy(noun)

    leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion

  2. tobacco, tobacco plant(noun)

    aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. tobacco(Noun)

    any plant of the genus Nicotiana

  2. tobacco(Noun)

    leaves of certain varieties of the plant cultivated and harvested to make cigarettes, cigars, snuff, for smoking in pipes or for chewing.

  3. tobacco(Noun)

    a variety of tobacco

    Tobaccos from the Connecticut Valley were used for wrapping cigars.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Tobacco(noun)

    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

  2. Tobacco(noun)

    the leaves of the plant prepared for smoking, chewing, etc., by being dried, cured, and manufactured in various ways

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  1. Tobacco

    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 MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Tobacco

    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 WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. TOBACCO

    A nauseating plant that is consumed by but two creatures; a large, green worm and--man. The worm doesn't know any better.

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  1. tobacco

    Tabako- Tagalog term for Tobacco plant.Leafy plant that is commonly used in smoking.Linguists are still searching for other possible etymology for Tobacco and one possible source is Tagalog of Austronesian Language.

    Usok ng Tabako ay kainam hithitin.( smoke of tobacco leaves is excellent for smoking)

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tobacco' in Nouns Frequency: #2305


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