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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)

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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
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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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