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"tobacco" in British English

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tobacconoun [U]

uk   /təˈbæk.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/
C1 a ​substancesmoked in ​cigarettes, ​pipes, etc. that is ​prepared from the ​driedleaves of a ​particularplant: 28 ​percent of ​peoplethought 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)

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tobacconoun [U]

 us   /təˈbæk·oʊ/
a ​type of ​plant, or the ​driedleaves 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)
Translations of “tobacco”
in Korean 담배…
in Arabic تَبْغ…
in Malaysian tembakau…
in French tabac…
in Russian табак…
in Chinese (Traditional) 煙草,煙葉…
in Italian tabacco…
in Turkish tütün, tütün yaprağı…
in Polish tytoń…
in Spanish tabaco…
in Vietnamese thuốc lá…
in Portuguese tabaco…
in Thai ยาสูบ…
in German der Tabak…
in Catalan tabac…
in Japanese タバコ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烟草,烟叶…
in Indonesian tembakau…
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