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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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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.
Around 215 kilograms betel nuts,15 kilograms Gutka, one kalashnikov, four pistols, 24 live rounds, one hand grenade, two vehicles, Rs 4,20000 fake currency notes, three slip of gambling and Rs 650 cash were recovered from the arrested suspects, said a spokesperson to the DIG South on Tuesday.
Elaborating, he said police had launched the crackdown on those selling explosive material, betel leaf and betel nuts in the city and counted LPG distributors and dealers among those involved in the business of prohibited goods.
During a search of the truck they found betel nuts, tea and other items being smuggled from Afghanistan.
Council of Agriculture (COA) Minister Chen Chi-chung announced on Wednesday (July 10) that the council will complete drafting regulations on safety management of betel nuts production and betel nuts prevention to safeguard citizens' health within the fiscal year, the Liberty Times (LTN) reports.
KARACHI -- The National Highways and Motorway Police (NH and MP) Beat-31 Sakrand officials on Wednesday arrested two accused and recovered smuggled betel nuts of worth 0.15 million.
KARACHI -- Police on Wednesday seized a huge quantity of betel nuts worth millions of rupees and arrested an accused from Surjani town area of the metropolis.
In another recovery of counterfeit items, the CIA police seized Indian betel nuts valued at over Rs.10 million which were being transported from Karachi to other parts of Sindh.
Betel nuts and its derivatives are popular among people from South Asia and the Indian subcontinent which, combined with tobacco and other ingredients, are used to make the mild narcotic 'paan'.
Oral cancer is caused mainly by pan, gutka, betel nuts and tobacco.