nicotine


nic·o·tine

noun \ˈnik-ə-ˌtēn\

Definition of NICOTINE

: a poisonous alkaloid C10H14N2 that is the chief active principle of tobacco and that is used as an insecticide

Biographical Note for NICOTINE

Ni·cot \nē-kō\ , Jean (1530?–1600), French diplomat. While French ambassador to Portugal, Nicot introduced tobacco to France by sending tobacco seeds as a gift to the French court in 1560. Linnaeus named the plant genus Nicotiana in his honor in 1753.

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up nicotine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More