Nicotian
Nicotian Ni*co"tian, a. Pertaining to, or derived from, tobacco. [R.] --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

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  • Nicotian — Ni*co tian (n[i^]*k[=o] shan), n. [F. nicotiane; so called from Nicot, who introduced it into France, a. d. 1560.] Tobacco. [R.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nicotian — ni·co·tian …   English syllables

  • nicotian —   n. tobacco user …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • nicotian — niˈkōshən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle French nicotiane, probably from New Latin nicotiana (in herba nicotiana Nicot s herb, tobacco), feminine of nicotianus, adjective, of Nicot from Jean Nicot died 1600 + Latin ianus an 1. obsolete …   Useful english dictionary

  • C10H14N2 — Nicotine Nic o*tine (? or ?), n. [F. nicotine. See {Nicotian}.] (Chem.) An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco ({C10H14N2}). It occurs in tobacco plants ({Nicotiana tabacum} and {Nicotiana rusticum}) to the extent of 2 to 8%, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nicotiana — Ni*co ti*a na, prop. n. [NL. See {Nicotian}.] (Bot.) A genus of American and Asiatic solanaceous herbs, with viscid foliage and funnel shaped blossoms. Several species yield tobacco. See {Tobacco}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nicotiana rusticum — Nicotine Nic o*tine (? or ?), n. [F. nicotine. See {Nicotian}.] (Chem.) An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco ({C10H14N2}). It occurs in tobacco plants ({Nicotiana tabacum} and {Nicotiana rusticum}) to the extent of 2 to 8%, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nicotiana tabacum — Nicotine Nic o*tine (? or ?), n. [F. nicotine. See {Nicotian}.] (Chem.) An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco ({C10H14N2}). It occurs in tobacco plants ({Nicotiana tabacum} and {Nicotiana rusticum}) to the extent of 2 to 8%, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nicotianine — Ni*co ti*a*nine (? or ?), n. [F. nicotianine. See {Nicotian}.] (Chem.) A white waxy substance having a hot, bitter taste, extracted from tobacco leaves and called also {tobacco camphor}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nicotine — Nic o*tine (? or ?), n. [F. nicotine. See {Nicotian}.] (Chem.) An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco ({C10H14N2}). It occurs in tobacco plants ({Nicotiana tabacum} and {Nicotiana rusticum}) to the extent of 2 to 8%, in combination… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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