Tobacco

Tobacco flower in the farm, thailand

Nicotiana tabacum

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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