nicotiana

nicotiana

[ni-koh-shee-ey-nuh, -an-uh, -ah-nuh]
noun
any plant belonging to the genus Nicotiana, of the nightshade family, especially one grown for its ornamental value, as flowering tobacco.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Neo-Latin (herba) nicotiana Nicot's (herb) (after Jacques Nicot (1530–1600), said to have introduced tobacco into France); see -ian, -a2

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nicotiana (nɪˌkəʊʃɪˈɑːnə, -ˈeɪnə)
 
n
any solanaceous plant of the American and Australian genus Nicotiana, such as tobacco, having white, yellow, or purple fragrant flowers
 
[C16: see nicotine]

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