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nicotiana

[ ni-koh-shee-ey-nuh, -an-uh, -ah-nuh ]

noun

  1. any plant belonging to the genus Nicotiana, of the nightshade family, especially one grown for its ornamental value, as flowering tobacco.


nicotiana

/ -ˈeɪnə; nɪˌkəʊʃɪˈɑːnə /

noun

  1. any solanaceous plant of the American and Australian genus Nicotiana, such as tobacco, having white, yellow, or purple fragrant flowers


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nicotiana1

1590–1600; < New Latin ( herba ) nicotiana Nicot's (herb) (after Jacques Nicot (1530–1600), said to have introduced tobacco into France); -ian, -a 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nicotiana1

C16: see nicotine
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Example Sentences

The leaves of Tsl-agaynli (Indian tobacco—Nicotiana rustica) are sometimes used in place of the wild cherry bark.

Instead of my departed fortune I enjoyed my Nicotiana—it served instead of the good opinion of mankind.

I must not omit a table lecture of Lamar's on nicotiana, however impatient you may be to hear more of a certain fair one.

This word has been applied in all European languages to the plant nicotiana tabacum itself.

It is a half-hardy annual, and should be grown in the same manner as Nicotiana.

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