Definition of nicotiana
: any of several tobaccos (such as Nicotiana alata) grown for their showy flowers
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Start these ornamental annuals indoors for transplanting outdoors in mid to late May:alyssum, cosmos, cardinal climber, marigolds, nicotiana, moonflower and impatiens.
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Origin and Etymology of nicotiana
New Latin, from herba nicotiana, literally, Nicot's herb, from Jean Nicot †1600 French diplomat and scholar
First Known Use: 1600See Words from the same year
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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