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paan

also pan  (pän)
n.
Fresh betel leaves wrapped around pieces of betel nut, slaked lime, spices, and often tobacco and other ingredients into small packets, traditionally chewed as a mild stimulant and breath freshener in South and Southeast Asia.

[Hindi and Urdu pān, leaf, paan, from Middle Indic paṇṇa-, from Sanskrit parṇam, feather, leaf; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

paan

(pɑːn)
n
(Cookery) a variant spelling of pan3
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But the 'paan daan' was more of an Uttar Pardesh (UP) culture acquired from the decadent Mughal court in its dying days.
The 'Ishaqzaade' actor took to her social media handle to share a picture and video of the same and wrote, "Sid likes paan. I don't.
Those who have the habit of eating paan must be made to realize their duties towards the hygiene of the city.
'The court apologises for the delay in justice and the wrong judgment that led to imprisonment,' the additional judge Amir Habib wrote in his verdict to the paan vendor's Jamshed Iqbal's appeal, calling it a stain on the judicial system.
Dubai: A man in Dibba Fujairah was recently caught trying to sell 83 kilograms of paan and supari from his car.
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"Large amounts of narcotic paan and naswar (varieties of illegal chewing tobacco) have been seized during the raids that are conducted on a regular basis and launched in collaboration with the RAK Municipality," said police sources.
The absorbance of PVC film was measured at I>> = 400 nm to estimate the average of discoloration extent which was calculated for 3 replicates in presence of PA, PABA, PABTBA, PAAN and PANA (Table-1).
" The PTI leader also said, Eating paan is a part of our culture." You are dreaming of winning in Karachi and mocking its people," Ismail added.
In a year from now, it will be commonplace for one to make merchant payments for very small purchases like paan by scanning a QR code on your mobile phone, Nilekani said.