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Piper betel

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Noun1.Piper betel - Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians
genus Piper, Piper - type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs
pepper vine, true pepper - any of various shrubby vines of the genus Piper


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Betel quid or paan consists of betel leaf from the piper betel vine is very popular in many parts of Asia.
42) Betel quid is a mixture of areca nut (from the areca tree) and slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) wrapped within a betel leaf (from the Piper betel vine) although this mix varies in individuals and communities to include tobacco, various spices, sugar and chemicals.
 
 
 

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