Meaning of “tobacco” in the English Dictionary

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"tobacco" in British English

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tobacconoun [ U ]

uk /təˈbæk.əʊ/ us /təˈbæk.oʊ/

C1 a substance smoked in cigarettes, pipes, etc. that is prepared from the dried leaves of a particular plant:

28 percent of people thought that the advertising of tobacco (= tobacco and products made from it, such as cigarettes) and alcohol should be banned.

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(Definition of “tobacco” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tobacco" in American English

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tobacconoun [ U ]

us /təˈbæk·oʊ/

a type of plant, or the dried leaves of this plant which are prepared and smoked in cigarettes, pipes, or cigars, or sometimes chewed:

the smell of tobacco

(Definition of “tobacco” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)