Meaning of TOBACCO in English


/ təˈbækəʊ; NAmE -koʊ/ noun

[ U , C ] ( pl. -os ) the dried leaves of the tobacco plant that are used for making cigarettes, smoking in a pipe or chewing :

The government imposed a ban on tobacco advertising (= the advertising of cigarettes and all other forms of tobacco ) .



mid 16th cent.: from Spanish tabaco ; said to be from a Carib word denoting a tobacco pipe or from a Taino word for a primitive cigar, but perhaps from Arabic .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.