betel palm


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betel palm

n.
A tall tropical Asian palm (Areca catechu) with large pinnate leaves, cultivated for its seeds. Also called areca.

betel palm

n
(Plants) a tropical Asian feather palm, Areca catechu, with scarlet or orange fruits. See betelnut

be′tel palm`


n.
a tropical Asian palm, Areca catechu, cultivated in the Old World tropics for its seeds.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.betel palm - southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)betel palm - 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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Addiction to substances like betel quid, areca nut, areca palm, betel palm, cigarette smoking and crushed areca/betel nut (gutka) is becoming very common in Pakistan, especially in Karachi.
The betel nut, which is actually a fruit from the betel palm, can be found in Asia and Africa.
Betel nut (supari) is a fruit of a tall, graceful asiatic betel palm, Areca catechu, chewed with lime and PAN (betel leaf).