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.

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

Freebase

  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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. Benjamin Chaffee:

    Parents are role models for their kids, the first thing parents can do is not use tobacco products themselves. For parents still trying to quit, they can make sure that the home always remains a tobacco-free space.

  2. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher:

    Under no circumstance should anybody from the tobacco, nicotine, vaping industries be involved in or implementing tobacco prevention programs.

  3. Ling Chengxing:

    Tobacco control is long term, complex and arduous work, and one-sided, absolutist and expansionist tendencies should be carefully avoided.

  4. 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.

  5. Mary Rouvelas:

    We are at a point where 480,000 people a year die from tobacco use, we want to make sure that the public knows about the harms of smoking. We want to make sure that it knows about the fact that the industry intentionally manipulated nicotine, there are dangers of secondhand smoke. All those things that are in those statements are things that we think are very important to be out in the public domain.

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