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A strong snuff made from a dark, coarse tobacco.
[From French (tabac) râpé, grated (tobacco), past participle of râper, to grate, from Old French rasper, to scrape; see rasp.]
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a moist English snuff of the 18th and 19th centuries
[C18: from French tabac râpé, literally: scraped tobacco, from râper to scrape; see rape3, rasp1]
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a strong snuff made from dark, rank tobacco leaves.
[1730–40; < French râpé grated (past participle of râper); see rape3]
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