Indian tobacco

Indian tobacco
noun
1. tobacco plant of South America and Mexico
Hypernyms: ↑tobacco, ↑tobacco plant
2. North American wild lobelia having small blue flowers and inflated capsules formerly used as an antispasmodic
Syn: ↑bladderpod, ↑Lobelia inflata
Hypernyms: ↑lobelia

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized I
Etymology: indian (II) 2
1. : an American wild lobelia (Lobelia inflata) with small blue flowers and inflated capsules formerly used as an antispasmodic
2. [probably from indian (II) 1] : hemp
3. : a wild tobacco (Nicotiana rustica)
4. : a plant of the genus Antennaria; especially : a common cat's-foot (A. plantaginifolia) of eastern No. America

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a common American plant, Lobelia inflata, of the lobelia family, having small, blue flowers and inflated capsules.
[1610-20]

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Indian tobacco noun
An American flowering plant (Lobelia inflata) with inflated seed pods
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Main Entry:Indian

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Indian tobacco,
a North American weed of the lobelia family having small blue flowers and swollen capsules, used in medicine as an emetic and expectorant.

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  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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