English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Attested since 1588, a
borrowing from Spanish . The Spanish word is either from tabaco Arabic طَبَاق ( ṭabāq, “ a type of medicinal herb ” ), also طُبَاق ( ṭubāq ), or from a word meaning "roll of tobacco leaves" Taino or "a pipe for smoking tobacco".  
Pronunciation [ edit ]
tobacco ( , countable and uncountable plural tobaccos or ) tobaccoes
( uncountable ) Any plant of the genus . Nicotiana
( uncountable ) Leaves of and some other species cultivated and harvested to make Nicotiana tabacum cigarettes, cigars, snuff, for smoking in pipes or for chewing.
2013 September 7, “ Unlucky strike”, in , volume 408, number 8852: The Economist
Tobacco-settlement bonds are a tribute both to the inventiveness of bankers and the childlike impatience of politicians.
( countable ) A variety of tobacco.
Tobaccos from the Connecticut Valley were used for wrapping cigars.
Derived terms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
any plant of the genus
leaves of certain varieties of tobacco plant
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See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Las Casas, 1552 (supports the gloss "roll of tobacco leaves")
^ Oviedo, 1535 (supports the gloss "pipe for smoking")
Anagrams [ edit ]