wild tobacco

noun

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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