from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of palms, one species of which (Areca catechu) produces the areca nut, or betel nut, which is chewed in India and Southeast Asia with the leaf of the Piper Betle and lime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree of the genus Areca and its fruit (betel-nut). See next definition, and areca-nut.
- n. A genus of palms, natives of tropical Asia and the Malay archipelago, with pinnate leaves and solid, fibrous-coated nuts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nuts
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The Areca is the nut, the leaves only of betel are used.
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Note: The palm in the first photograph is a true type while the palm in the second photo is crossbred with Areca.
The Areca Palms are there for their amazing air cleaning abilities.
The three plants are Areca palm, Mother-in-Law's Tongue and money plant.
Areca palm is a plant which removes CO2 and converts it into oxygen.
More recently, betelnut palm Areca catechuhas been used for this purpose.
Of particular significance is Wild sago palm Eugeissona utilis, that occurs on the steep slopes of Gunung Mulu; Iguanura melinauensis and Licuala lanata are endemic to the alluvial plain; Calamus Neilsonii and Salacca rupicola are endemic to the limestone and Areca abdulrahmanii occurs on the Setap shales.
Areca palms, bamboo palms, lady palms, and dwarf date palms earned high marks.
Palms are common in the lowland forest, including Oncosperma horridum, Liculala celebensis, Pinanga, Areca, Caryota, and Livistona rotundifolia.
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