betel pepper


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Noun1.betel pepper - 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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Users prepare Tunbol by wrapping small pieces of sliced, dried betel seeds into a fully grown betel pepper leaf, along with pellets of slaked lime, an inorganic compound also known as calcium hydroxide, which releases stimulating alkaloids and causes users to salivate.
Each dried nut is then wrapped, together with a piece of shell lime, in a leaf of the betel pepper and chewed.
It's just betelnut, the mildly narcotic seed from the fruit of the betel pepper which truck drivers and labourers use to help them stay awake.