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Tobacco

Tobacco refers to a genus of broad-leafed plants of the nightshade family indigenous to North and South America, or to the dried and cured leaves of such plants.

Tobacco contains the alkaloid nicotine, a powerful neurotoxin that is particularly harmful to insects.

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