from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Nicotiana, especially N. tabacum, native to tropical America and widely cultivated for their leaves, which are used primarily for smoking.
- n. The leaves of these plants, dried and processed chiefly for use in cigarettes, cigars, or snuff or for smoking in pipes.
- n. Products made from these plants.
- n. The habit of smoking tobacco: I gave up tobacco.
- n. A crop of tobacco.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any plant of the genus Nicotiana.
- n. Leaves of certain varieties of the plant cultivated and harvested to make cigarettes, cigars, snuff, for smoking in pipes or for chewing.
- n. A variety of tobacco.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The leaves of the plant prepared for smoking, chewing, etc., by being dried, cured, and manufactured in various ways.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mouse-ear everlasting, Antennaria plantaginifolia.
- n. a variety with a broad, short leaf grown in two counties in Indiana, used for making common cigars.
- n. In Queensland, the name is also applied to the pituri, Duboisia Hopwoodii. See pituri.
- n. In Tasmania, a shrub of the aster family, Cassinia spectabilis.
- n. A commercial subdivision of the white Burley (see below) consisting of the darker, heavier leaves.
- n. Sometimes a brand of tobacco (see return, n., 5). One such is known as bird's-eye returns.
- n. A plant of the genus Nicotiana, particularly one of several species affording the narcotic product of the same name.
- n. The leaves of the tobacco-plant prepared in various forms, to be smoked, chewed, or used as snuff (see Snuff).
- n. Same as Indian tobacco. See above.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
- n. leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
Suppose Count Mercier wished to say that he was sorry that his tobacco had been captured by the foe, why should he couch it in such language as, 'Thá mee ongan hréowan thaet mín _tobacco_ on feónda geweald feran sceolde' -- which is the good _old_ Anglo-Saxon idiom. '
Furthermore, and oh, you tobacco users, take heed: _we would not be permitted to take in any tobacco_.
Or without the smoking, to breathe where tobacco is burnt, -- _that_ calms the nervous system in a wonderful manner, as I experienced once myself when, recovering from an illness, I could not sleep, and tried in vain all sorts of narcotics and forms of hop-pillow and inhalation, yet was tranquillized in one half hour by a _pinch_ of _tobacco_ being burnt in a shovel near me.
It was returning to the gratification of a depraved appetite in the use of tobacco; and I have no hesitancy in declaring it as my opinion, that could the causes of the many acts of suicide, committed in the United States, be investigated, it would be found, that many instances were owing to the effects of _tobacco_ upon the nervous system.
Though every lover of tobacco is not a slave to rum, yet _almost every drunkard is a slave to tobacco_; and this is indirect evidence that the habits are in a manner associated, or have a sort of natural affinity.
_tobacco_ ones (except those actually employed in raising tobacco) now spread over those parts of our territories to the
Had A.C. M. recollected that tobacco (_Nicotiana_) is an American plant, he would hardly have asked whether "_tobacco_ is the word in the original" of the tradition mentioned by Sale in his _Preliminary Discourse_, § 5.p. 123. (4to. ed.
The rise of the use of marijuana in the United States has brought about the use of the term tobacco cigarette.
The Spaniards were astonished to see the natives walking about smoking rolled-up leaves which they called tobacco, and had no notion what a source of wealth these leaves in the form of cigars would become in the future.
He talked English with no further accent than served to add a raciness to the flavour of his conversation; and every morning of one fixed day in the week he used to come to Ricorboli for what he called a tobacco parliament.