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A tall tropical Asian palm (Areca catechu) with large pinnate leaves, cultivated for its seeds. Also called areca.
(Plants) a tropical Asian feather palm, Areca catechu, with scarlet or orange fruits. See betelnut
a tropical Asian palm, Areca catechu, cultivated in the Old World tropics for its seeds.
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|Noun||1.||betel palm - 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