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

- tobacco is a plant within the genus nicotiana of the solanaceae (nightshade) family. while there are more than 70 species of tobacco,
- tobacco smoking is the practice of burning tobacco and inhaling the smoke (consisting of particle and gaseous phases. taking tobacco smoke
- from the french word cigarette siɡaʁɛt , , meaning 'small cigar is a small cylinder of finely cut tobacco leaves rolled in thin paper
- the tobacco industry comprises those persons and companies engaged in the growth, preparation for sale, shipment, adverti****t, and
- tobacco advertising is the advertising of tobacco products or use (typically cigarette smoking ) by the tobacco industry through a
- chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco product consumed by placing a portion of the tobacco between the ch**** and gum or upper
- the health effects of smoking are the cir****stances, mechanisms, and factors of tobacco consumption on human health. cigarette tobacco
- a smoking pipe, often called simply pipe, is a device specifically made to smoke tobacco . (the bowl ) for the tobacco from which a thin
- most commonly the substance is the dried leaves of the tobacco plant which has been rolled into rice paper into a small, round cylinder
- tobacco is the agricultural product of the leaves of plants in the genus nicotiana . all species of nicotiana contain the recreational