pipeweed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pipe +‎ weed, coined by Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings.

Noun[edit]

pipeweed (uncountable)

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  1. (fantasy) A herb smoked in pipes like tobacco.
    • 1954?, J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
      as fine a pipe-weed as you could wish for, and quite unspoilt
    • 2002, Michael Kurland, The Unicorn Girl (page 73)
      Pipeweed had the aroma of the finest Moroccan Mauve. I inhaled. It was strong stuff.
    • 2010, Arnan Heyden, Daughters of Agendale (page 38)
      "Pipeweed, of course!" he said from between teeth clenching his pipe. "It looks like silver dust."