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Bidi contains tobacco wrapped in leaf of
1. Tobacco
2. Diospyros
3. Tectona
4. Shorea

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  • Bidi is a small cigar or cigarette stuffed with tobacco.
  • Leaves of Diospyrus (tendu) is used to wrap this tobacco.
  • It has originated in the Indian subcontinent.
  • Beedi making factories is a source of employment for a large number of the Indian population.


  • Tobacco is the common name of plants belonging to Nicotiana and Solanaceae.
  • The plant from which tobacco is obtained commercially is Nicotiana tobacum.
  •  The leaves of this plant contain nicotine and alkaloids.
  • Dried leaves are used for smoking cigarettes, cigars or beedis.


  • Teak or Tectona grandis is a hardwood plant found in tropical deciduous regions.
  • The wood obtained from this tree is used for making the best quality furniture.


  • Shorea or mahogany is another commercially important timber yielding plant.
  • It is a deciduous plant and native to South Asia.
  • Timber obtained is of superior quality.

∴ Bidi contains tobacco wrapped in the leaf of Diospyrus.

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