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Definition of tobacco. Meaning of tobacco. Synonyms of tobacco

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Definition of tobacco

Tobacco To*bac"co, n. [Sp. tabaco, fr. the Indian tabaco the tube or pipe in which the Indians or Caribbees smoked this plant. Some derive the word from Tabaco, a province of Yucatan, where it was said to be first found by the Spaniards; others from the island of Tobago, one of the Caribbees. But these derivations are very doubtful.] 1. (Bot.) 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. Note: The name is extended to other species of the genus, and to some unrelated plants, as Indian tobacco (Nicotiana rustica, and also Lobelia inflata), mountain tobacco (Arnica montana), and Shiraz tobacco (Nicotiana Persica). 2. The leaves of the plant prepared for smoking, chewing, etc., by being dried, cured, and manufactured in various ways. Tobacco box (Zo["o]l.), the common American skate. Tobacco camphor. (Chem.) See Nicotianine. Tobacco man, a tobacconist. [R.] Tobacco pipe. (a) A pipe used for smoking, made of baked clay, wood, or other material. (b) (Bot.) Same as Indian pipe, under Indian. Tobacco-pipe clay (Min.), a species of clay used in making tobacco pipes; -- called also cimolite. Tobacco-pipe fish. (Zo["o]l.) See Pipemouth. Tobacco stopper, a small plug for pressing down the tobacco in a pipe as it is smoked. Tobacco worm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a large hawk moth (Sphinx, or Phlegethontius, Carolina). It is dark green, with seven oblique white stripes bordered above with dark brown on each side of the body. It feeds upon the leaves of tobacco and tomato plants, and is often very injurious to the tobacco crop. See Illust. of Hawk moth.

Meaning of tobacco from wikipedia

- musician, see tobacco (musician). not to be confused with tabacco. tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing
- germany initiated a strong anti-tobacco movement and led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history. anti-tobacco movements grew in many nations
- big tobacco is term applied to the 'big five' largest global tobacco industry companies which are altria, british american tobacco, imperial brands, ****an
- medical journal, see tobacco control (journal). 'anti-tobacco' redirects here. for other uses, see list of smoking bans. tobacco control is a field
- company 'imperial tobacco' redirects here. for the canadian company, see imperial tobacco canada. imperial brands plc, formerly imperial tobacco group plc is
- tobacco politics refers to the politics surrounding the use and distribution of tobacco. see also: cigarette taxes in the united states tobacco has
- the worshipful company of tobacco pipe makers and tobacco blenders is one of the livery companies of the city of london. the company ranks 82nd in the
- a tobacco fatwa is a fatwa (islamic legal pronouncement) that prohibits the usage of tobacco by muslims. indonesia's muslim organization muhammadiyah