tobacco

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noun to·bac·co \tə-ˈba-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of tobacco

plural

tobaccos

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Nicotiana) of chiefly American plants of the nightshade family with viscid foliage and tubular flowers; especially :  a tall erect annual tropical American herb (North 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 (as cigars or cigarettes); also :  smoking as a practice <has sworn off tobacco>

  4. 4 :  a moderate brown

Examples of tobacco in a sentence

  1. a farm that grows tobacco

  2. a state tax on tobacco

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Origin and Etymology of tobacco

Spanish tabaco, probably from Taino, roll of tobacco leaves


First Known Use: circa 1565



TOBACCO Defined for English Language Learners

tobacco

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noun to·bac·co \tə-ˈba-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of tobacco for English Language Learners

  • : a plant that produces leaves which are smoked in cigarettes, pipes, etc.

  • : the leaves of the tobacco plant used for smoking or chewing

  • : products (such as cigars or cigarettes) that are made from tobacco


TOBACCO Defined for Kids

tobacco

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noun to·bac·co \tə-ˈba-kō\

Definition of tobacco for Students

plural

tobaccos

  1. :  the usually large sticky leaves of a tall plant related to the potato that are dried and prepared for use in smoking or chewing or as snuff


Medical Dictionary

tobacco

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noun to·bac·co \tə-ˈbak-(ˌ)ō\

Medical Definition of tobacco

plural

tobaccos

  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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