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tobacco

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noun to·bac·co \tə-ˈbak-(ˌ)ō\

Medical Definition of tobacco

plural to·bac·cos

  1. 1:  any plant of the genus Nicotiana; especially :  an annual South American herb (N. tabacum) cultivated for its leaves

  2. 2:  the leaves of cultivated tobacco prepared for use in smoking or chewing or as snuff

  3. 3:  manufactured products of tobacco; also :  the use of tobacco as a practice



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