What does tobacco mean?

Definitions for tobacco
təˈbæk oʊto·bac·co

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tobacco, baccynoun

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

  2. tobacco, tobacco plantnoun

    aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs

Wiktionary

  1. tobacconoun

    any plant of the genus Nicotiana

  2. tobacconoun

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

  3. tobacconoun

    a variety of tobacco

    Tobaccos from the Connecticut Valley were used for wrapping cigars.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. TOBACCOnoun

    The flower of the tobacco consists of one leaf, is funnel-shaped, and divided at the top into five deep segments, which expand like a star; the ovary becomes an oblong roundish membranaceous fruit, which is divided into two cells by an intermediate partition, and is filled with small roundish seeds. Philip Miller

    Etymology: from Tobaco or Tobago in America.

    It is a planet now I see;
    And, if I err not, by his proper
    Figure, that’s like a tobacco-stopper. Hudibras, p. ii.

    Bread or tobacco may be neglected; but reason at first recommends their trial, and custom makes them pleasant. John Locke.

    Salts are to be drained out of the clay by water, before it be fit for the making tobacco-pipes or bricks. John Woodward.

Wikipedia

  1. Tobacco

    Tobacco is the common name of several plants in the genus Nicotiana of the family Solanaceae, and the general term for any product prepared from the cured leaves of these plants. More than 70 species of tobacco are known, but the chief commercial crop is N. tabacum. The more potent variant N. rustica is also used in some countries. Dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettes and cigars, as well as pipes and shishas. They can also be consumed as snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, and snus. Tobacco contains the highly addictive stimulant alkaloid nicotine as well as harmala alkaloids. Tobacco use is a cause or risk factor for many deadly diseases, especially those affecting the heart, liver, and lungs, as well as many cancers. In 2008, the World Health Organization named tobacco use as the world's single greatest preventable cause of death.

ChatGPT

  1. tobacco

    Tobacco is a type of plant that is native to the Americas and is typically grown for its leaves, which are dried and processed for use in cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, and snuff. It contains a potent stimulant called nicotine. The use of tobacco, particularly through smoking, is known to be harmful to health and is a major cause of various diseases including cancer and heart disease. It is also an important cash crop for many countries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tobacconoun

    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. Tobacconoun

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

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tobacco

    to-bak′ō, n. a plant of genus Nicotiana, order Solanaceæ, esp. one of several species, the most generally cultivated being the stately Nicotiana Tabacum, a native of America—the dried leaves used for the sedative effects for smoking in pipes, &c., and also in the form of snuff.—ns. Tobaccanā′lian, a smoker; Tobacc′o-heart, a functional disorder of the heart, due to excessive use of tobacco; Tobacc′onist, one who sells or manufactures tobacco; Tobacc′o-pipe, a pipe used for smoking tobacco; Tobacc′o-pouch, a small pouch for holding tobacco; Tobacc′o-stop′per, an instrument for pressing down the tobacco in a pipe. [Through Sp. tabaco, from the Haytian.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  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 Wurdz

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tobacco

    Has been supplied for the use of the ships' companies in the royal navy from the 1st January, 1799.

Editors Contribution

  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)


    Submitted by JP03 on January 27, 2015  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Tobacco

    From tobaco, the inhaling tube of the North American Indians. By the Spaniards alone has the original spelling of the name, now given universally to the fragrant weed itself, been preserved.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TOBACCO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tobacco is ranked #77264 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Tobacco surname appeared 248 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Tobacco.

    52.8% or 131 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    43.5% or 108 total occurrences were White.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tobacco in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tobacco in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tobacco in a Sentence

  1. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    It's a state and a federal issue. The federal issue is that we should remove marijuana from the Controlled Substance Act. That's a federal decision, the state decision is that we live in a federal system of government where issues like tobacco and alcohol are significantly regulated by the states. And I think that is a province of the states.

  2. Otis Brawley:

    I don't think the two diseases ought to be competing against each other, i think we need to realize that some of the causes of heart diseases are major causes of cancer. We talk a lot about high caloric intake, obesity and lack of physical activity. Those are risk factors for heart disease, as well as cancer. We talk a great deal about tobacco use. That's a risk factor for heart disease as well as cancer. We need to double down and work on all of those things.

  3. James Sargent:

    To me, that's one strategy, but the other issues are kids are obtaining product across the internet, they're obtaining product from adults who buy the product and then resell it, so there's a whole lot of practices through which youths obtain these tobacco products that wouldn't be covered by that.

  4. Robin Koval:

    Young people just don't understand that a little cigar is just as dangerous as a regular cigarette, it's very concerning and really, really dangerous. ... We know for sure that combustible tobacco will kill you.

  5. New Zealand government:

    (The bill) enables all retailers to display products in-store, in contrast to requirements that require tobacco products to be out of the public's sight.

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