rappee

rappee

[ra-pee]
noun
a strong snuff made from dark, rank tobacco leaves.

Origin:
1730–40; < French râpé grated (past participle of râper); see rape3

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rappee (ræˈpiː)
 
n
a moist English snuff of the 18th and 19th centuries
 
[C18: from French tabac râpé, literally: scraped tobacco, from râper to scrape; see rape³, rasp1]

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