Indian tobacco

Indian tobacco
noun Date: circa 1618 1. a poisonous North American annual lobelia (Lobelia inflata) with small blue or white flowers 2. a wild tobacco (Nicotiana bigelovii syn. N. quadrivalvis) found in dry valleys from southern California to southern Oregon

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  • Indian tobacco — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian tobacco — Indian tobacco, s. Lobelia …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Indian tobacco — n 1) an American wild lobelia (Lobelia inflata) with small blue flowers that is the source of the drug lobelia 2) LOBELIA (2) …   Medical dictionary

  • Indian tobacco — ☆ Indian tobacco n. a poisonous annual plant (Lobelia inflata) of the bellflower family, common over the E U.S., with light blue flowers in slender spikes, and inflated pods …   English World dictionary

  • Indian tobacco — noun 1. tobacco plant of South America and Mexico • Syn: ↑wild tobacco, ↑Nicotiana rustica • Hypernyms: ↑tobacco, ↑tobacco plant 2. North American wild lobelia having small blue flowers and inflated capsules formerly used as an antispasmodic • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian tobacco — a common American plant, Lobelia inflata, of the lobelia family, having small, blue flowers and inflated capsules. [1610 20] * * * ▪ plant  (species Lobelia inflata), annual plant of the family Campanulaceae, native to open woodlands of North… …   Universalium

  • Indian-tobacco — pūstažiedė lobelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lobelijinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Lobelia inflata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lobelia inflata angl. Indian tobacco vok. indianischer Tabak; Lobelie pranc …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • indian-tobacco — n. Lobelia (North American species, Lobelia inflata) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Indian tobacco — In′dian tobac co n. pln a North American plant, Lobelia inflata, lobelia family, with small blue flowers and inflated capsules • Etymology: 1610–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • Indian tobacco — /ɪndiən təˈbækoʊ/ (say indeeuhn tuh bakoh) noun a common American herb, Lobelia inflata, with small blue flowers and inflated capsules …   Australian English dictionary

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