Meaning of TOBACCO in English

TOBACCO

transcription, транскрипция: [ tə-ˈba-(ˌ)kō ]

noun

( plural -cos )

Etymology: Spanish tabaco, probably from Taino, roll of tobacco leaves

Date: circa 1565

1. : any of a genus ( Nicotiana ) of chiefly American plants of the nightshade family with viscid foliage and tubular flowers ; especially : a tall erect annual tropical American herb ( N. tabacum ) cultivated for its leaves

2. : the leaves of cultivated tobacco prepared for use in smoking or chewing or as snuff

3. : manufactured products of tobacco (as cigars or cigarettes) ; also : smoking as a practice

has sworn off tobacco

4. : a moderate brown

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