Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
  2. (noun, plant) aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs

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Synonyms of Tobacco

baccy, tobacco plant

Origin of the word Tobacco

  1. 1588, from Sp. tabaco, in part from an Arawakan (probably Taino) language of the Caribbean, said to mean "a roll of tobacco leaves" (according to Las Casas, 1552) or "a kind of pipe for smoking tobacco" (according to Oviedo, 1535). Scholars of Caribbean languages lean toward Las Casas' explanation. But Sp. tabaco (also It. tabacco) was a name of medicinal h… more

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