Areca catechu

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Noun1.Areca catechu - southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)Areca catechu - 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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In Palau, in Micronesia, the betelnut palm (Areca catechu) is commonly planted along property boundaries.
A stroll the 1-1/2-mile palm-shaded trail through the 5 acres currently landscaped can turn up such surprises as brilliant torch ginger blooming below betelnut palms or rare blue-skinned bananas.