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tobacco


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tobacco  \To*bac"co\,  n.  [Sp.  tabaco,  fr  the  Indian  tabaco  the 
  tube  or  pipe  in  which  the  Indians  or  Caribbees  smoked  this 
  plant.  Some  derive  the  word  from  Tabaco,  a  province  of 
  Yucatan,  where  it  was  said  to  be  first  found  by  the 
  Spaniards;  others  from  the  island  of  Tobago,  one  of  the 
  Caribbees.  But  these  derivations  are  very  doubtful.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  An  American  plant  ({Nicotiana  Tabacum})  of  the 
  Nightshade  family,  much  used  for  smoking  and  chewing,  and 
  as  snuff.  As  a  medicine,  it  is  narcotic,  emetic,  and 
  cathartic.  Tobacco  has  a  strong,  peculiar  smell,  and  an 
  acrid  taste. 
 
  Note:  The  name  is  extended  to  other  species  of  the  genus,  and 
  to  some  unrelated  plants,  as  Indian  tobacco  ({Nicotiana 
  rustica},  and  also  {Lobelia  inflata}),  mountain  tobacco 
  ({Arnica  montana}),  and  Shiraz  tobacco  ({Nicotiana 
  Persica}). 
 
  2.  The  leaves  of  the  plant  prepared  for  smoking,  chewing, 
  etc.,  by  being  dried,  cured,  and  manufactured  in  various 
  ways. 
 
  {Tobacco  box}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  common  American  skate. 
 
  {Tobacco  camphor}.  (Chem.)  See  {Nicotianine}. 
 
  {Tobacco  man},  a  tobacconist.  [R.] 
 
  {Tobacco  pipe}. 
  a  A  pipe  used  for  smoking,  made  of  baked  clay,  wood,  or 
  other  material. 
  b  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Indian  pipe},  under  {Indian}. 
 
  {Tobacco-pipe  clay}  (Min.),  a  species  of  clay  used  in  making 
  tobacco  pipes;  --  called  also  {cimolite}. 
 
  {Tobacco-pipe  fish}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Pipemouth}. 
 
  {Tobacco  stopper},  a  small  plug  for  pressing  down  the  tobacco 
  in  a  pipe  as  it  is  smoked. 
 
  {Tobacco  worm}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  a  large  hawk  moth 
  ({Sphinx,  or  Phlegethontius  Carolina}).  It  is  dark  green, 
  with  seven  oblique  white  stripes  bordered  above  with  dark 
  brown  on  each  side  of  the  body.  It  feeds  upon  the  leaves 
  of  tobacco  and  tomato  plants,  and  is  often  very  injurious 
  to  the  tobacco  crop.  See  Illust.  of  {Hawk  moth}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tobacco 
  n  1:  leaves  of  the  tobacco  plant  dried  and  prepared  for  smoking 
  or  ingestion  [syn:  {baccy}] 
  2:  aromatic  annual  or  perennial  herbs  and  shrubs 




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