betel nut


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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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Translations

betel nut

nBetelnuss f
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Two or three boys awoke and watched him while they prepared and chewed betel nut and lime wrapped in green leaves.
The preparation and use of betel nut chew used to be an important social act from the pre-Spanish times to the turn of the century.
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Considering health hazards of smoking, Nagasaki University, Japan, has stopped hiring of faculty members who smoke; likewise in Pakistan, Punjab Food Authority is also taking strict initiatives against tobacco, betel nut etc.
HYDERABAD: The CIA police Jamshoro confiscated the ingredients used in preparation of mainpuri and Indian betel nut worth Rs.80 million which were being transported through the district on Saturday.
QUETTA -- Customs officials on Wednesday foiled the bid to smuggle diesel and betel nut from abroad during a raid in Kolpur near Quetta.
The gun, four swords, a shield, a betel nut box and gold seal ring were brought to Britain by Major Thomas Hart after the Fourth Anglo-Mysore war.
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