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caporal1

[kap-er-uh l, kap-uh-ral] /ˈkæp ər əl, ˌkæp əˈræl/
noun
1.
a variety of tobacco.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; short for French tabac du caporal tobacco of the corporal2

caporal2

[kap-uh-ral] /ˈkæp əˌræl/
noun, Southwestern U.S.
1.
an overseer, especially of a cattle ranch.
Origin
1590-1600; < Spanish: chief, manager < Italian; see corporal2
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British Dictionary definitions for caporal

caporal

/ˌkæpəˈrɑːl/
noun
1.
a strong coarse dark tobacco
Word Origin
C19: from French tabac du caporal corporal's tobacco, denoting its superiority to tabac du soldat soldier's tobacco
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