tobacco
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /təˈbækoʊ/
Noun

tobacco

  1. (uncountable) Any plant of the genus Nicotiana.
  2. (uncountable) Leaves of Nicotiana tabacum and some other species cultivated and harvested to make cigarettes, cigars, snuff, for smoking in pipes or for chewing.
  3. (countable) A variety of tobacco.
    Tobaccos from the Connecticut Valley were used for wrapping cigars.
Translations Translations Verb

tobacco (tobaccos, present participle tobaccoing; past and past participle tobaccoed)

  1. (intransitive) To indulge in tobacco; to smoke.
  2. (transitive) To treat with tobacco.
    • 1918, Tropical Diseases Bulletin (volume 12, page 412)
      The most satisfactory method of tobaccoing houses is that of stitching the leaves on to a piece of cloth like a strip of matting, which is then laid on the floor. Powdered tobacco should be introduced into rat holes, which can then be firmly closed up with bricks and mortar. Experiments carried out in the City of Hyderabad seem to have been very satisfactory.



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