Tabac

Tobacco flower in the farm, thailand

Nicotiana tabacum

Nicotiana_tabacum (Wikipedia)

Nicotiana tabacum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Solanales
Family:Solanaceae
Genus:Nicotiana
Species:
N. tabacum
Binomial name
Nicotiana tabacum

Nicotiana tabacum, or cultivated tobacco, is an annually grown herbaceous plant. It is found in cultivation, where it is the most commonly grown of all plants in the genus Nicotiana, and its leaves are commercially grown in many countries to be processed into tobacco. It grows to heights between 1 and 2 meters (3' to 6'). Research is ongoing into its ancestry among wild Nicotiana species, but it is believed to be a hybrid of Nicotiana sylvestris, Nicotiana tomentosiformis, and possibly Nicotiana otophora.

Tobacco (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Attested since 1588, borrowed from Spanish tabaco. The Spanish word is either from Arabic طَبَاق(ṭabāq, a type of medicinal herb), also طُبَاق(ṭubāq), or from a Taíno word meaning "roll of tobacco leaves" or "a pipe for smoking tobacco".

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /təˈbækoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -ækəʊ

Noun

tobacco (countable and uncountable, plural tobaccos or tobaccoes)

  1. (uncountable) Any
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