Definition of Tobacco

1. Noun. Leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion.




2. Noun. Aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs.

Definition of Tobacco

1. n. 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.

Definition of Tobacco

1. Noun. any plant of the genus Nicotiana ¹

2. Noun. leaves of certain varieties of the plant cultivated and harvested to make cigarettes, cigars, snuff, for smoking in pipes or for chewing. ¹

3. Noun. a variety of tobacco ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tobacco

1. an annual herb cultivated for its leaves [n -COS or -COES]

Medical Definition of Tobacco

1. 1. 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 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 See Nicotianine. Tobacco man, a tobacconist. Tobacco pipe. A pipe used for smoking, made of baked clay, wood, or other material. 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. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tobacco

toastmasters
toastmistress
toastmistresses
toastrack
toastracks
toasts
toasty
toat
toated
toating
toats
toaze
toazed
toazes
toazing
tobacco (current term)
tobacco anionic peroxidase
tobacco budworm
tobacco heart
tobacco hornworm
tobacco industry
tobacco juice
tobacco mildew
tobacco mosaic
tobacco mosaic virus
tobacco mosaic virus replicase
tobacco mosaic virus satellite
tobacco moth
tobacco pipe
tobacco pipes

Literary usage of Tobacco

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"LEAF tobacco USED IN THE DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE OF CIGARS, CIGARETTES, CHEWING AND SMOKING tobacco AND SNUFF. exported to China in 1917 and in 1918 the number ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations, Containing a Codification of Documents of by Federal Register Division, United States Federal Register Division, United States (1907)
"PROGRESS IN tobacco WORK. The tobacco-breeding experiments have proved particularly successful, and several of the new sorts produced in the course of the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"As tobacco culture in Virginia was pushed forward onto the gray lands of the south central border counties and into North Carolina a lighter and ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"When unattached to the tobacco, they are not tobacco and do not enter into the value ... All sales of the tobacco after that are made upon the basis of the ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"Warehousemen C~'3 — tobacco warehouses are public and affected with a public use. tobacco warehouses, which are essential to the conduct of the most ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1838)
"Great expectations were formed of the value of bougies wrapped in a leaf of tobacco, in suppressions of urine. To Dr. Shaw, of Philadelphia, we are indebted ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The excellence of the Havana cigar does not depend wholly on the quality of the tobacco, but is due in part to the skill of the Cuban cigar-maker who knows ..."

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