Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Etymology of Tobacco

The Spanish word "tabaco" is thought to have its origin in Arawakan language, particularly, in the Taino language of the Caribbeanmarker. In Taino, it was said to refer either to a roll of tobacco leaves (according to Bartolome de Las Casas, 1552), or to the tabago, a kind of Y-shaped pipe for sniffing tobacco smoke (according to Oviedo; with the leaves themselves being referred to as cohiba).

However, similar words in Spanish and Italian were commonly used from 1410 to define medicinal herbs, originating from the Arabic tabbaq, a word reportedly dating to the 9th century, as the name of various herbs.

Marengo Style, Marengo Brand

Marengo cigarettes became popular due to their perfect, long lasting taste and an impressive smoke. Nowadays Marengo are available in four different varieties: Marengo Forte, Marengo Legato, Marengo Piano and Marengo Slims. All these cigarettes differ in taste, strength and flavor. Forte is a more strong variety, Legato – has a softer taste, Piano – the lightest variant and finally Sims, which differ in size and possesses a soft and pleasant taste that is a special variant for women smokers.
These fags are classified as tobacco products of American Blend type and are produced in accordance with all European standards. The selection of raw materials was conducted under control of the well-know Swiss company "P. Lehmann Consulting". About 30 sorts of tobacco and special components are contained in Marengo cigarettes, which guarantee a pure, saturated and soft taste.
The name of the given brand comes from the Battle of Marengo, which took place on June 14, 1800 between French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte and Austrian forces near Italy, which was one of the significant battles of those times.
Marengo predominant colors are: white and black, which are associated with purity and elegance.