Nicotian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Nicotian Pertaining to, or derived from, tobacco.
    • n Nicotian Tobacco.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nicotian Tobacco.
    • n nicotian One who smokes or chews tobacco.
    • nicotian Pertaining to or derived from tobacco.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Nicotian pertaining to tobacco, from Jean Nicot (1530-1600), the benefactor who introduced it into France in 1560
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. nicotiane,; -- so called from Nicot, who introduced it into France, a. d. 1560

Usage

In literature:

Of all the weeds grown on earth, sure the nicotian is the most soothing and salutary.
"The History of Henry Esmond, Esq." by W. M. Thackeray
TOLSTOI asks us, when do boys First essay Nicotian joys?
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100. February 21, 1891" by Various
We were not without the soothing nicotian weed.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
And there is no man can out-wait Roger Barnet when he is sucking his Nicotian.
"A Gentleman Player" by Robert Neilson Stephens
Once more mounting to his room, he makes an appeal to the ever-friendly Nicotian.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
A smoke follows the Homeric repast, for all American Indians are addicted to the use of the nicotian weed.
"The Lost Mountain" by Mayne Reid
Once more mounting to his room, he makes an appeal to the ever-friendly Nicotian.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

And from that imperfect dental exhibition,
Stained with express juices of the weed nicotian,
Came these hollow accents, blent with softer murmurs
Of expectoration:
"To The Pliocene Skull" by Francis Bret Harte