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betel nut

also be·tel·nut  (bēt′l-nŭt′)
n.
The seed of the betel palm, chewed with leaves from the betel plant, slaked lime, and flavorings as a mild stimulant. Also called areca nut.

betel nut

n
1. (Plants) the seed of the betel palm, chewed with betel leaves and lime by people in S and SE Asia as a digestive stimulant and narcotic

be′tel nut`


n.
the astringent kernel of the seed of the betel palm, chewed in many tropical regions in combination with slaked lime and the leaves of the betel plant.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.betel nut - seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia
edible seed - many are used as seasoning
Areca catechu, betel palm - southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)
Translations

betel nut

nBetelnuss f
References in classic literature ?
It was as though they were passing along a beaten highway in the center of a civilized community; and yet she knew that the men who lolled upon the verandahs, puffing indolently upon their cigarettes or chewing betel nut, were all head hunters, and that along the verandah rafters above them hung the grisly trophies of their prowess.
Two or three boys awoke and watched him while they prepared and chewed betel nut and lime wrapped in green leaves.
The price of betel nuts is rupees eight per kilogram.
But despite the risk of fines, jail time and deportation, blacklisted goods like gutkha u crumbs of betel nuts and tobacco u and beedies are available under the table in many grocery stores in crowded alleys of Bur Dubai and Karama.
Research has clearly established that the consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, and betel nuts has serious health consequences.
Sun-dried betel nuts sets, 10 rings of 1000 = 10,000 nuts
He says his super-strong teeth are as a result of years of chewing betel nuts
The Washington Post reported that the first thing soldiers did after killing a North Vietnamese fighter was to search him for his "stash," although Kuzmarov writes that Vietnamese who used drugs rarely smoked marijuana, preferring to chew betel nuts or smoke opium.
The metabolic pathways of constituents of tobacco and betel nuts are similar: both activate nicotinic receptors and have been associated with appetite suppression (Jo et al.
The mouth freshener contains sugar coated fennel seeds, coriander seeds, betel nuts and coconut.
The Consumer Protection Council of the helpline Trust also drew the attention of the Chief Justice, Sindh High Court to the recent reports in the print media relating to the import of contaminated betel nuts.
They can't find work in Badulla where unemployment stands at 90%, and men, both young and old, sit in the market place and chew betel nuts.