Petune

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Petune (Agric) To spray (tobacco) with a liquid intended to produce flavor or aroma.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n petune The liquid employed in petuning. In Cuba, where petuning was first practised, this liquid is prepared by the extraction of tobacco stems, sometimes, at least, in a fluid containing ammonium carbonate. A hot solution of this is similarly used in the United States, but here the liquid is frequently made of rum, sour wine, licorice, etc., without extraction of stems.
    • petune To spray (tobacco), during or after the sweating process, with a special liquid (see petune, n.), for the purposes stated in the following quotation. See condition, v. t., 7.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Petunia

Usage

In literature:

The Tionnontates became so identified with their neighbours that they were named the Hurons of the Petun.
"The Makers of Canada: Champlain" by N. E. Dionne
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