Definition of tumbak
: a coarse Persian tobacco probably derived from a tropical American plant (Nicotiana tabacum)
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Origin and Etymology of tumbak
Arabic tunbak & Turkish tumbeki, both from Persian tanbāku, from Spanish tabaco — more at tobacco
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