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First cultivated in c. III 2670 (1070 by the Shire-reckoning)
Grown especially in the Southfarthing of the Shire, and also on the Bree-hill
Cultivated from wild herbs by Tobold Hornblower, probably originating from the Bree-land
Most commonly enjoyed by Hobbits, though members of various other races also enjoyed smoking pipes
Other names


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The Pipe-weed of the Hobbits

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A broad name for the plant cultivated by the hobbits for smoking, and for that reason more commonly known as 'Halflings' Leaf'. It had many other names besides, from the plain 'pipe-weed' or 'westmansweed' to its more elegant name among the Dúnedain, 'sweet galenas'.

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