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Definitions of tobacco

  1. leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
  2. aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
  3. 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.
  4. The leaves of the plant prepared for smoking, chewing, etc., by being dried, cured, and manufactured in various ways.
  5. 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. has a strong, peculiar smell, and an acrid taste.
  6. The toxic solanaceous American plant Nicotiana tabacum. It yields NICOTINE and other biologically active chemicals; its dried leaves are used for smoking.
  7. An American plant of the nightshade family, the dried leaves of which are prepared and used for smoking and chewing, or as snuff.
  8. The dried leaves of Nicotiana tabacum and other species of N., used as a sedative by smoking, chewing, or inhalation of the powdered leaves. It contains various narcotic and other principles- nicotine, pyridine, collidine, and picoline. Tobacco was formerly employed in medicine to relax spasm in strangulated hernia, asthma, hiccup, etc., and applied externally in scabies and other skin affections.
  9. Weed with sedative and emetic properties. The dried leaf used for smoking and chewing.
  10. A narcotic plant, a native of America, whose dried leaves are used for smoking, chewing, and in snuff.
  11. A narcotic plant, whose dried leaves are used for smoking, chewing, and snuff.
  12. An annual plant of the nightshade family; also its leaves prepared in various ways.
  13. A narcotic plant, a native of America, the leaves of which are used for smoking and chewing and in snuff.
  14. A highly- narcotie and poisonous plant, indigenous to America, but extensively grown elswhere; the dried and prepared leaves of the plant, much used in smoking and chewing, and in the manufacture of snuff.
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Usage examples for tobacco

  1. Amadeo Zureda took out his tobacco- box and offered tobacco to his companion. – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
  2. Here we had our accustomed eates, tobacco, and welcome. – Captain John Smith by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  3. Barbee shook his head and reached for his tobacco and papers. – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  4. Certain as I was of reaching the Pacific this autumn, I scattered my stock of tobacco around me with so liberal a hand that it was soon exhausted, and my Chukch friends' wants satisfied for several weeks. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  5. He sat for a while very sorrowfully, then suddenly he felt in his pocket and found his tobacco pipe, which was still half full. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  6. He pushed open the door, and as soon as his eyes became, accustomed to the tobacco smoke, he surveyed the room. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  7. I connected with tobacco and straw? – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  8. Tom took this pipe from his mouth, and while he was pushing down the tobacco with the end of his little finger, he said- " D'ye know, lads, I've been thinkin'-" " No, have ye?" – Fighting the Whales by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. What good would a little tea and a little tobacco do those people? – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  10. Guess ridin' over to git McWhorter to fetch me out some tobacco from town ain't goin' to hurt none. – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx
  11. I used to go and see him and take him tobacco, and he promised me that I should have it when he had done with it." – Dialstone Lane, Part 2. by W.W. Jacobs
  12. A heavy crop of tobacco was raised in Kentucky that year. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. It isn't the pipe, it's the tobacco. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  14. " He took the ring and the tobacco- box and the money, for he was the stronger," answered the Lala. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  15. A little cloud of tobacco smoke hung about the room. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. Just hand me that paper o' tobacco. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  17. After a time, the fellow put down the newspaper and went off towards the bar, while Foster, who found he had run out of tobacco, went to his room. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  18. Have you not heard of her among your tobacco- hills? – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  19. " I'm afraid I can't offer you any tobacco," she said. – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  20. Looking up, he saw Festing nod with his eyes half shut, and felt for his tobacco. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
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