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nicotiana

[ni-koh-shee-ey-nuh, -an-uh, -ah-nuh] /nɪˌkoʊ ʃiˈeɪ nə, -ˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə/
noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Nicotiana, of the nightshade family, especially one grown for its ornamental value, as flowering tobacco.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < New 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/
noun
1.
any solanaceous plant of the American and Australian genus Nicotiana, such as tobacco, having white, yellow, or purple fragrant flowers
Word Origin
C16: see nicotine
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