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 for Lobelia inflata
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lobeline \Lo*be"line\, n. (Chem.)
     A poisonous narcotic alkaloid extracted from the leaves of
     Indian tobacco ({Lobelia inflata) as a yellow oil, having a
     tobaccolike taste and odor.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lobelia \Lo*be"li*a\ (?; 106), n. [NL. So called from Lobel,
     botanist to King James I.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants, including a great number of species.
     Lobelia inflata, or Indian tobacco, is an annual plant of
     North America, whose leaves contain a poisonous white viscid
     juice, of an acrid taste. It has often been used in medicine
     as an emetic, expectorant, etc. Lobelia cardinalis is the
     cardinal flower, remarkable for the deep and vivid red color
     of its flowers.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tobacco \To*bac"co\, n. [Sp. tabaco, fr. the Indian tabaco the
     tube or pipe in which the Indians or Caribbees smoked this
     plant. Some derive the word from Tabaco, a province of
     Yucatan, where it was said to be first found by the
     Spaniards; others from the island of Tobago, one of the
     Caribbees. But these derivations are very doubtful.]
     1. (Bot.) An American plant ({Nicotiana Tabacum) of the
        Nightshade family, much used for smoking and chewing, and
        as snuff. As a medicine, it is narcotic, emetic, and
        cathartic. Tobacco has a strong, peculiar smell, and an
        acrid taste.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The name is extended to other species of the genus, and
           to some unrelated plants, as Indian tobacco ({Nicotiana
           rustica, and also Lobelia inflata), mountain tobacco
           ({Arnica montana), and Shiraz tobacco ({Nicotiana
           Persica).
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The leaves of the plant prepared for smoking, chewing,
        etc., by being dried, cured, and manufactured in various
        ways.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Tobacco box (Zool.), the common American skate.
  
     Tobacco camphor. (Chem.) See Nicotianine.
  
     Tobacco man, a tobacconist. [R.]
  
     Tobacco pipe.
        (a) A pipe used for smoking, made of baked clay, wood, or
            other material.
        (b) (Bot.) Same as Indian pipe, under Indian.
  
     Tobacco-pipe clay (Min.), a species of clay used in making
        tobacco pipes; -- called also cimolite.
  
     Tobacco-pipe fish. (Zool.) See Pipemouth.
  
     Tobacco stopper, a small plug for pressing down the tobacco
        in a pipe as it is smoked.
  
     Tobacco worm (Zool.), the larva of a large hawk moth
        ({Sphinx Carolina syn. Phlegethontius Carolina). It is
        dark green, with seven oblique white stripes bordered
        above with dark brown on each side of the body. It feeds
        upon the leaves of tobacco and tomato plants, and is often
        very injurious to the tobacco crop. See Illust. of Hawk
        moth.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  bladderpod \blad"der*pod\ n.
     1. a North American wild lobelia ({Lobelia inflata) having
        small blue flowers and inflated capsules formerly used as
        an antispasmodic.
  
     Syn: Indian tobacco.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. any of a number of annual or perennial herbs with inflated
        seed pods; some are placed in the genus Lesquerella.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. any of several plants of the genus Physaria having
        racemose yellow flowers and inflated pods.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     4. any of several hairy North American herbs having yellow
        racemose flowers and inflated pods.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Lobelia inflata
      n 1: North American wild lobelia having small blue flowers and
           inflated capsules formerly used as an antispasmodic [syn:
           Indian tobacco, bladderpod, Lobelia inflata]

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