leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
tobacco, tobacco plant(noun)
aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Has been supplied for the use of the ships' companies in the royal navy from the 1st January, 1799.
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
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'tobacco' in Nouns Frequency: #2305
The numerical value of tobacco in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of tobacco in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of tobacco in a Sentence
There is held to be no surer test of civilization than the increase per head of the consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Yet alcohol and tobacco are recognizable poisons, so that their consumption has only to be carried far enough to destroy civilization altogether.
The ASA's ruling is a huge step forward in preventing tobacco companies from using social media to advertise to young people in the U.K. and around the world, while this is a mild negative for the BAT's UK revenue stream from vape products in the UK, it's immaterial to the bottom line.
They can't stop it, but they can create a headache, the problem is the language that has been chosen, the interpretation of those words sometimes opens room for discussion, which the tobacco industry will try to use.
Under my leadership, The FDA will continue to tackle the troubling epidemic of e-cigarette use among kids, this includes limiting youth access to, and appeal of, flavored tobacco products like e-cigarettes and cigars, taking action against manufacturers and retailers who illegally market these products or sell them to minors, and educating youth about the dangers of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. We can not and will not risk a generation of youth to a lifetime of nicotine addiction.
Health groups are doing better at getting tobacco control laws passed in these regions now, they haven't caught up with the rest of the country, but things are moving there.
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Translations for tobacco
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- tütün, tənbəkiAzerbaijani
- tabacCatalan, Valencian
- Tabakpflanze, TabakGerman
- νικοτιανή, καπνόςGreek
- tupakka, tupakkakasviFinnish
- tabakWestern Frisian
- tombacaScottish Gaelic
- asara, antuskoHausa
- तम्बाकू, तंबाकूHindi
- ծխախոտ, ծխախոտաբույսArmenian
- 煙草, タバコJapanese
- 담배, 煙草, 연초Korean
- TubakLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kisoka, tabaka, parakyMalagasy
- tōrori, tupekaMāori
- tabak, tabaksplantDutch
- nátʼohNavajo, Navaho
- tytoń, tabakaPolish
- tutun, tabacRomanian
- духан, duvan, duhan, дуванSerbo-Croatian
- mtumbako, hamamu, tumbako, tobaccosSwahili
- thuốc láVietnamese
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