follow Dictionary.com

Are yams and sweet potatoes the same?

lobeline

[loh-buh-leen, -lin] /ˈloʊ bəˌlin, -lɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, C 22 H 27 NO 2 , obtained by extraction from lobelia: used chiefly in the form of its sulfate or hydrochloride as a respiratory stimulant and, because of its nicotinelike pharmacological action, as an agent to discourage tobacco smoking.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; lobel(ia) + -ine3
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for lobe-line

lobeline

/ˈləʊbəˌliːn/
noun
1.
a crystalline alkaloid extracted from the seeds of the Indian tobacco plant, used as a smoking deterrent and respiratory stimulant
Word Origin
C19: from lobelia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for lobeline

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for lobe

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with lobe-line

Nearby words for lobe-line