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latakia

SYLLABICATION: lat·a·ki·a

PRONUNCIATION: lăt’ə-kēə

NOUN: An aromatic Turkish tobacco.

ETYMOLOGY: Short for Latakia (tobacco), after Latakia, Syrian seaport.

Source: Bartelby.com.

The briefing room still stank of sweat, wool, and latakia.

Source: Turn of the Cards, Victor Milán.

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