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nicotiana

noun ni·co·ti·a·na \ni-ˌkō-shē-ˈa-nə, -ˈä-nə, -ˈā-nə\

Definition of NICOTIANA

:  any of several tobaccos (as Nicotiana alata) grown for their showy flowers

Origin of NICOTIANA

New Latin, from herba nicotiana, literally, Nicot's herb, from Jean Nicot †1600 French diplomat and scholar
First Known Use: 1600

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