wild tobacco


Definition of wild tobacco

  1. 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. 2 :  a tropical shrub (Solanum verbascifolium) with white flowers and yellow fruit

  3. 3 :  a tropical American herb (Pluchea odorata) with aromatic foliage and pink flowers

  4. 4 :  indian tobacco 1

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