What does tobacco mean?

Definitions for tobacco
təˈbæk oʊto·bac·co

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

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.

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. Yao Hongwen:

    Raising the taxes and prices, in one respect, can reduce spending on tobacco and can lower smoking rates, at the same time, it can raise tax revenues.

  2. Gil Duran:

    People really have a big dislike and big distrust for Big Tobacco companies and are not fooled by propaganda and tactics.

  3. Kristin Knutzen:

    It's likely going to make kids and young adults more interested in experimenting with tobacco and marijuana, particularly when they see influential people, such as a rapper they admire, using the product. It's also decreasing the perceived riskiness of using the product.

  4. Tom Frieden:

    This study is another good documentation that tobacco control really is a best buy, we need to invest in it because it will save lives and save money.

  5. Diana Menya:

    I think it's a combination of environmental factors and behavioural factors. Something to do with what people do, what they eat, how they live and their habits, such as tobacco consumption and alcohol consumption. It could also be something like indoor air pollution.

Images & Illustrations of tobacco

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