Origin of nicotiana; from Modern Latin nicotiana (herba): see nicotine
Origin of nicotianaNew Latin (herba) nicotiana, (herb of) Nicot, nicotiana, after Jean Nicot, (1530?–1600), French diplomat.
- (horticulture) Any ornamental plant of the genus Nicotiana
From the genus name
New Latin, from Jean Nicot, French ambassador to Portugal, who sent seeds back to France in 1561, + -iana