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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.
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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
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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]
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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)
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betel nut

nBetelnuss f
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