Areca catechu

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Noun1.Areca catechu - southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)Areca catechu - southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)
areca nut, betel nut - seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia
areca - any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nuts
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Using birikan, a bowl acting as a plinth, and the binuyo, a spool formed from the betel nut tree, cotton thread is spun as it is pulled from the wool of wild cotton.
Except there is no sea in Assam ( there is the Brahmaputra) and not as many coconut palms ( it's the betel nut trees there).