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tobacco

noun to·bac·co \tə-ˈba-(ˌ)kō\

: a plant that produces leaves which are smoked in cigarettes, pipes, etc.

: the leaves of the tobacco plant used for smoking or chewing

: products (such as cigars or cigarettes) that are made from tobacco

plural to·bac·cos

Full Definition of TOBACCO

1
:  any of a genus (Nicotiana) of chiefly American plants of the nightshade family with viscid foliage and tubular flowers; especially :  a tall erect annual tropical American herb (North tabacum) cultivated for its leaves
2
:  the leaves of cultivated tobacco prepared for use in smoking or chewing or as snuff
3
:  manufactured products of tobacco (as cigars or cigarettes); also :  smoking as a practice <has sworn off tobacco>
4
:  a moderate brown

Examples of TOBACCO

  1. a farm that grows tobacco
  2. a state tax on tobacco

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Origin of TOBACCO

Spanish tabaco, probably from Taino, roll of tobacco leaves
First Known Use: circa 1565
TOBACCOS Defined for Kids

tobacco

noun to·bac·co \tə-ˈba-kō\
plural to·bac·cos

Definition of TOBACCO for Kids

:  the usually large sticky leaves of a tall plant related to the potato that are dried and prepared for use in smoking or chewing or as snuff
Medical Dictionary

tobacco

noun to·bac·co \tə-ˈbak-(ˌ)ō\
plural to·bac·cos

Medical Definition of TOBACCO

1
:  any plant of the genus Nicotiana; especially :  an annual South American herb (N. tabacum) cultivated for its leaves
2
:  the leaves of cultivated tobacco prepared for use in smoking or chewing or as snuff
3
:  manufactured products of tobacco; also :  the use of tobacco as a practice

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