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Friday 31 Oct 2014: Nicotine named after Jean Nicot
Nicotine is named after the Latin name for the tobacco plant, Nicotiana tabacum, which in turn is named after the French ambassador in Portugal, Jean Nicot, who introduced the use of snuff tobacco (as medicine) at French Royal court around 1560.

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