Definition of Genus nicotiana
1. Noun. American and Asiatic aromatic herbs and shrubs with viscid foliage.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Solanaceae, Potato Family, Solanaceae
Member holonyms: Tobacco, Tobacco Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Nicotiana
Literary usage of Genus nicotiana
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Breeding Crop Plants by Herbert Kendall Hayes, Ralph John Garber (1921)
"production. Methods of breeding for seed or fiber flax are essentially the same as with the small grains. TOBACCO The genus nicotiana. ..."
2. Settler's Guide and Farmer's Handbook by Western Australia Dept. of Agriculture, L. Lindley-Cowen (1897)
"The genus Nicotiana belongs to the natural order ... Of some 50 varieties of the genus Nicotiana all are natives of America except two, namely, ..."
3. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1920)
"He was emphatic in stating that, both from cultural as from purely botanical premises, the genus Nicotiana, excepting two unique endemic species of ..."
4. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"genus nicotiana NICOTIANA (named in honour of Jean Nicot, 1530-1600, who introduced Tobacco into France). A genus'of about forty species of greenhouse or ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"TOBACCO, the common name applied (1) to plants of the genus Nicotiana, of which there are a large number of species, and (2) to the dried leaves of these ..."
6. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1873)
"The genus Nicotiana contains about 14 species, most of them yielding tobacco for smoking, and many of them cultivated in the gardens of Europe. ..."