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to·bac·co

 (tə-băk′ō)
n. pl. to·bac·cos or to·bac·coes
1.
a. The tropical American plant Nicotiana tabacum of the nightshade family, widely cultivated for its leaves, which are used primarily for smoking.
b. The leaves of this plant, dried and processed chiefly for use in cigarettes, cigars, or snuff or for smoking in pipes.
2. Any of various other plants of the genus Nicotiana.
3. Products made from these plants.
4. The habit of smoking tobacco: I gave up tobacco.

[Spanish tabaco, probably partly from a Taíno word recorded by a Spanish chronicler as tabago, a tube for inhaling smoke or powdered intoxicating plants, and partly from Old Spanish atabaca, altabaca, a Mediterranean plant (Inula viscosa) having sticky, aromatic leaves widely used in traditional medicine (from Arabic al-ṭubbāq : al-, the + ṭubbāq, ṭabbāq, the plant I. viscosa, from Syriac dubāqā, birdlime, elm mucilage used as glue, from dbaq, to cling; akin to Arabic dabiqa and Hebrew dābaq, to cling).]
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tobacco

(təˈbækəʊ)
n, pl -cos or -coes
1. (Plants) any of numerous solanaceous plants of the genus Nicotiana, having mildly narcotic properties, tapering hairy leaves, and tubular or funnel-shaped fragrant flowers. The species N. tabacum is cultivated as the chief source of commercial tobacco
2. (Recreational Drugs) the leaves of certain of these plants dried and prepared for snuff, chewing, or smoking
[C16: from Spanish tabaco, perhaps from Taino: leaves rolled for smoking, assumed by the Spaniards to be the name of the plant]
toˈbaccoless adj
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to•bac•co

(təˈbæk oʊ)

n., pl. -cos, -coes.
1. any plant of the genus Nicotiana, of the nightshade family, esp. any of the species, as N. tabacum, whose leaves are prepared for smoking or chewing or as snuff.
2. the prepared leaves, as used in cigarettes, cigars, and pipes.
3. any product made from such leaves.
[1570–80; < Sp tabaco]
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tobacco

  • blend - A combination of different types or grades of fabric, spirits, tea, tobacco, etc.
  • tabac - A color, from the French for tobacco.
  • cud, quid - The etymological base of cud appears to be "glutinous substance"; quid—"piece of tobacco for chewing"—is a variant of cud.
  • petunia - It is related to the tobacco plant, hence its name, from Portuguese petum, "tobacco."
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Tobacco

 

See Also: SMELLS

  1. An acrid cigar held tightly in your teeth, you look like a banker or a psychiatrist or both —Daniela Gioseffi
  2. Ash flows like a breaking thundercloud from his clenched cigar —Harvey Swados
  3. Ashtray … crammed with smoked cigarettes like dead bugs —John Rechy
  4. Blowing a cloud of coarse smoke [from pipe], like a steam roller —Frank Swinnerton
  5. (I lit) a cigar, a cheap twisted black thing like half a pepperoni —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  6. Cigarette coals dotted the room like watchfires —Thomas Pynchon
  7. Cigarettes … dangle from his lips like a second tongue —Jonathan Valin
  8. Cigarettes tasted like hot ashes —Anthony E. Stockanes
  9. Cigars … when lit, they exuded an overwhelming odor, like burning manure from constipated giraffes —Richard S. Prather
  10. A dead cigar which was always in his hand, seemed to belong there, like a thumb or finger —Willa Cather
  11. The glow in the bowl of his pipe went on and off like a firefly —Jean Stafford
  12. A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. His cheeks puffed [from smoking a cigar] like a bellows —Jay Parini
  14. His cigar … had become a natural appendage … like a pipe stuck in the face of a snowman —Robert Traver
  15. It [tobacco] smells like Saturday, and consequently puts me in a chronic holiday mood —Robert Benchley
  16. It [cigarette] tasted like burning rope —F. Van Wyck Mason
  17. Lit his stogy, which flared up like a burning bush —Arthur Train
  18. My psyche felt as different without cigarettes as my body felt in moving from air to water —Norman Mailer
  19. Removed his water-logged cigar, like a man calmly unscrewing his nose —Robert Traver
  20. The smell of good tobacco … heavy as incense in a church —Howard Spring
  21. Smoked like a chimney —Richard Harris Barham
  22. The smoke of cigars and cigarettes like curtains before the lights —R. Wright Campbell
  23. Smoking his clay pipe with the elegance of an Indian chief —Andre Malraux
  24. Stubbed out the cigarette as if he were squashing a cockroach —Derek Lambert
  25. The tip of his narrow cigarette danced like a tiny ballerina in the dark —Nelson Algren
  26. Took another deep drag of his cigarette, letting the smoke curl up out of his mouth and around his head like ectoplasm —Margaret Millar
  27. To smoke a cigar through a mouthpiece is the equivalent of kissing a lady through a respirator —Anon
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tobacco - leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestiontobacco - leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
drug of abuse, street drug - a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
filler - the tobacco used to form the core of a cigar
roll of tobacco, smoke - tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
smoking mixture - a blend of tobaccos to be smoked in a pipe
snuff - finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose
common tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum - tall erect South American herb with large ovate leaves and terminal clusters of tubular white or pink flowers; cultivated for its leaves
nicotine - an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide
Turkish tobacco - a dark aromatic tobacco of eastern Europe that is used in cigarettes
plant product - a product made from plant material
2.tobacco - aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubstobacco - aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Nicotiana, Nicotiana - American and Asiatic aromatic herbs and shrubs with viscid foliage
flowering tobacco, Jasmine tobacco, Nicotiana alata - South American ornamental perennial having nocturnally fragrant greenish-white flowers
common tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum - tall erect South American herb with large ovate leaves and terminal clusters of tubular white or pink flowers; cultivated for its leaves
Indian tobacco, Nicotiana rustica, wild tobacco - tobacco plant of South America and Mexico
mustard tree, Nicotiana glauca, tree tobacco - evergreen South American shrub naturalized in United States; occasionally responsible for poisoning livestock
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tobacco

noun
Quotations
"There's nothing like tobacco; it is the passion of all decent men; a man who lives without tobacco does not deserve to live" [Molière Don Juan]
"A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?" [Oscar Wilde Picture of Dorian Gray]
"Pernicious weed! whose scent the fair annoys,"
"Unfriendly to society's chief joys" [William Cowper Conversation]
"A custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless" [James I A Counterblast to Tobacco]

Tobacco

Tobacco types  broadleaf, Burley, canaster, caporal, chewing tobacco, cigar binder, cigar filler, cigar wrapper, Cuban cigar leaf, dark air-cured, filler, fire-cured, flue-cured, makhorka, Maryland, perique, rappee, shag, snout (Brit. slang), snuff, Sumatra, Turkish, Virginia
Types of cigar and cigarette  breva, cheroot, cigarillo, claro, concha, corona, Havana, imperiale, maduro, Manila, panatella, perfecto, puritano, roll-up, roll-your-own, stogy or stogey, tailor-made (slang)
Pipes  briar, calabash (rare), clay pipe, corncob pipe, churchwarden, hookah or hubble-bubble, meerschaum, peace pipe
General smoking terms  ash, ashtray, bowl, butt, calabash, cigarette case, cigarette holder, cigarette paper, dottle, filter tip, flint, humidor, lighter, makings (slang), matches, pigtail, pipe, pipe cleaner, pipe rack, plug, rollings (slang), smoking jacket, smoker or smoking compartment, smoke room or smoking room, snuffbox, splint, stem, tobacconist, tobacco pouch
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Translations
تبغتِبْغتبْغ، دُخان
tabák
tobak
tupakka
duhan
dohány
tóbak
タバコ煙草
담배
tabakastabako pardavėjas
tabaka
tutun
tabak
tobak
tobak
ต้นยาสูบ
cây thuốc lá

tobacco

[təˈbækəʊ]
A. N (tobaccos, tobaccoes (pl)) → tabaco m
see also pipe
B. CPD tobacco industry Nindustria f tabacalera
tobacco jar Ntabaquera f
tobacco plant Nplanta f de tabaco
tobacco plantation Ntabacal m
tobacco pouch Npetaca f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tobacco

[təˈbækəʊ] ntabac m
pipe tobacco → tabac à pipetobacco industry nindustrie f du tabactobacco leaf nfeuille f de tabac
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tobacco

nTabak m

tobacco

:
tobacco group
nTabakkonzern m
tobacco jar
nTabak(s)dose f
tobacco leaf
nTabakblatt nt

tobacco

:
tobacco plantation
tobacco pouch
nTabak(s)beutel m
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tobacco

[təˈbækəʊ] ntabacco
pipe tobacco → tabacco da pipa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tobacco

(təˈbӕkəu) nounplural tobaccos
(a type of plant that has) leaves that are dried and used for smoking in pipes, cigarettes, cigars etc, or as snuff. Tobacco is bad for your health.
toˈbacconist (-nist) noun
a person who sells tobacco, cigarettes etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

tobacco

تِبْغ tabák tobak Tabak καπνός tabaco tupakka tabac duhan tabacco タバコ 담배 tabak tobakk tytoń tabaco табак tobak ต้นยาสูบ tütün cây thuốc lá 烟草
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

to·bac·co

n. tabacco, planta americana de la Nicotiana tabacum cuyas hojas preparadas contienen nicotina, sustancia tóxica perjudicial a la salud;
___ smoke pollutioncontaminación por humo de ___;
___ use disordertrastorno por uso de ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

tobacco

adj tabáquico; n (pl -cos) tabaco; chewing — tabaco de mascar; smokeless — tabaco sin humo; — use tabaquismo
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References in periodicals archive ?
In a study examining pests of tobacco plants and opportunistic insects that eat the pests, researchers show that sticky glandular trichomes on tobacco leaves trap insects that aren't adapted to interacting with perilous plant surfaces.
In results published in Science on Thursday, they confirmed they had been successful in making tobacco plants 40 percent bigger thanks to a ''genetic hack'' or ''shortcut.''
Currently, there are no limits on nicotine, which occurs naturally in tobacco plants. Under law, the FDA can regulate nicotine although it cannot remove it completely.
While waiting for the tobacco plants to grow, the farmers hired by the Gonzales family engaged in dried-fishing venture from fish harvest in Mangabul, a big inland body of water in the nearby town of Bayambang.
These tobacco plants have been engineered at a more fundamental level than typical biotech crops.
This is because, he says, Mighty is the only cigarette manufacturer that buys the 'low-grade and reject' parts of tobacco plants from them.
Genetically engineered tobacco plants, chosen to test the concept, managed the unusual feat of growing 14 to 20 percent more mass--meaning more crop yield--than untweaked plants, says Krishna Niyogi of the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
To test this, the team used tobacco plants, which are commonly used in agricultural experiments thanks to their well-understood genome.
In field trials, the scientists saw increase of up to 20 percent in the growth of tobacco plants that had been genetically tweaked to harvest more light.
When all was said and done, we planted around 50 tobacco plants. Once planted in the ground, they began to grow fast.
Hawara Bunar, and transformed into tobacco plants under CaMV 35S strong promoter.

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