wild tobacco


Definition of wild tobacco

1 : any of several plants of the genus Nicotiana: such as
a : a shrubby poisonous South American herb (N. glauca) widely naturalized

called also marijuana, tree tobacco

b : an herb (N. rustica) of eastern North America formerly cultivated by the Indians
2 : a tropical shrub (Solanum verbascifolium) with white flowers and yellow fruit
3 : a tropical American herb (Pluchea odorata) with aromatic foliage and pink flowers
4 : indian tobacco

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“Wild tobacco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20tobacco. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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