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
Medical Definition of Nicotiana
: 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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