Indian tobacco


Definition of Indian tobacco

1 : a poisonous North American annual lobelia (Lobelia inflata) with small blue or white flowers
2 : a wild tobacco (Nicotiana bigelovii synonym N. quadrivalvis) found in dry valleys from southern California to southern Oregon

First Known Use of Indian tobacco

circa 1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Indian tobacco was circa 1618

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“Indian tobacco.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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Medical Definition of Indian tobacco

1 : an American wild lobelia (Lobelia inflata) with small blue flowers that is the source of the drug lobelia

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