nicotiana

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

Definition of nicotiana

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

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

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noun Ni·co·ti·ana \ni-ˌkō-shē-ˈan-ə\

Medical Definition of Nicotiana

  1. :  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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