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Dates
Presumably brought to Middle-earth sometime in the Second Age
Location
Westmansweed was a name used in Gondor
Origins
Brought across the Great Sea by the voyagers of Númenor
Race
Division
Culture
Meaning
From 'westman's weed', a reference to its source across the Sea in Númenor
Other names
Note
This is the same plant (evidently a variety of tobacco) used as pipe-weed in the northern lands. The Gondorians, though, gave no thought to smoking its leaves, and merely admired the scent of its flowers.

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Westmansweed

One of the many names for Halflings’ Leaf

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Another name for the plant better known as pipe-weed or Halflings’ Leaf. Westmansweed was its name among the common people of Gondor, a reference to the Men of the West who were said to have brought it to Middle-earth from Númenor.


See also...

Leaf, Sweet Galenas, Tobacco

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