tobacco plant

noun
aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
Syn: ↑tobacco
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Nicotiana, ↑genus Nicotiana

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