nicotiana

noun ni·co·ti·a·na \ ni-ˌkō-shē-ˈa-nə , -ˈä-nə , -ˈā-nə \

Definition of nicotiana

: any of several tobaccos (such as Nicotiana alata) grown for their showy flowers

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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


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Nicotiana

noun Ni·co·ti·ana \ ni-ˌkō-shē-ˈan-ə \

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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