3. Hence, any person, especially a person of distinction, in honor of whom a health is drunk; hence,
also, anything so commemorated; a sentiment, as "The land we live in," "The day we celebrate," etc.
Toast rack, a small rack or stand for a table, having partitions for holding slices of dry toast.
1. One who toasts.
2. A kitchen utensil for toasting bread, cheese, etc.
Toasting fork, a long-handled fork for toasting bread, cheese, or the like, by the fire.
(Toast"ing), a. & n. from Toast, v.
(Toast"mas`ter) n. A person who presides at a public dinner or banquet, and announces
(Toat) n. The handle of a joiner's plane. Knight.
(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.
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 and Shiraz tobacco
2. The leaves of the plant prepared for smoking, chewing, etc., by being dried, cured, and manufactured
in various ways.
Tobacco box (Zoöl.), 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.
(Zoöl.) See Pipemouth. Tobacco stopper, a small plug for pressing down the tobacco in a pipe
as it is smoked. Tobacco worm (Zoöl.), the larva of a large hawk moth (Sphinx, or 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.
(To*bac"co*ning) n. Smoking tobacco. [Obs.] "Tobacconing is but a smoky play." [Obs.]
1. A dealer in tobacco; also, a manufacturer of tobacco.
2. A smoker of tobacco. [Obs.] Sylvester.
(To-beat") v. t. [Pref. to- + beat.] To beat thoroughly or severely. [Obs.] Layamon.