[ni-koh-shee-ey-nuh, -an-uh, -ah-nuh]
- any plant belonging to the genus Nicotiana, of the nightshade family, especially one grown for its ornamental value, as flowering tobacco.
Origin of nicotiana
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There are many species of Nicotiana, some of which are very ornamental.Botany for Ladies
Fig. 97 represents two flowers of Nicotiana affinis, one of which has been cut.The Nursery Book
Liberty Hyde Bailey
The tobacco of commerce (Nicotiana tabacum) was introduced from the West Indies.Myths of the Cherokee
There are no elaborate mummeries about our service in the temple of Nicotiana.
Some of the giant Nicotianas are excellent subjects for temporary screens; so is tobacco, which is also a Nicotiana.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
- any solanaceous plant of the American and Australian genus Nicotiana, such as tobacco, having white, yellow, or purple fragrant flowers
C16: see nicotine
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