Definition of Genus nicotiana

1. Noun. American and Asiatic aromatic herbs and shrubs with viscid foliage.

Exact synonyms: Nicotiana
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Solanaceae, Potato Family, Solanaceae
Member holonyms: Tobacco, Tobacco Plant

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Nicotiana

genus Nepenthes
genus Nepeta
genus Nephelium
genus Nephrolepis
genus Nephrops
genus Nephthytis
genus Nerita
genus Neritina
genus Nerium
genus Nerodia
genus Nesokia
genus Nestor
genus Neurospora
genus Neurotrichus
genus Nicandra
genus Nicotiana
genus Nidularia
genus Nierembergia
genus Nigella
genus Nigroporus
genus Nimravus
genus Nipa
genus Nitella
genus Nitrobacter
genus Nitrosomonas
genus Noctiluca
genus Noctua
genus Nolina
genus Nomia
genus Nopalea

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. ..."

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