Definition of tobacco plant in English:

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tobacco plant


1The plant that yields tobacco. See tobacco (sense 2).
Example sentences
  • The tobacco plant is an ideal crop for genetic modification.
  • The first genetically modified crop was a virus-resistant tobacco plant, produced in 1983.
  • Although the active ingredients of the cannabis plant differ from those of the tobacco plant, each produces about 4000 chemicals when smoked and these are largely identical.
1.1An ornamental plant related to this. See nicotiana.
Example sentences
  • Night-flying moths are especially keen on ornamental tobacco plants.

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Syllabification: to·bac·co plant

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