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nicotiana

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

Definition of nicotiana

  1. :  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

Rhymes with nicotiana


Medical Dictionary

Nicotiana

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noun Ni·co·ti·ana \ni-ˌkō-shē-ˈan-ə\

Medical Definition of Nicotiana

  1. :  a genus of American and Asian herbs or shrubs of the family Solanaceae that have viscid foliage, tubular flowers, and a many-seeded capsule and that include the cultivated tobacco (N. tabacum)




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