from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See betel nut.

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  • n. The seed of the areca palm (not a true nut but a drupe), chewed as a mild stimulant.

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  • n. seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia


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  • the seed from the areca, a tropic palm; chewed with betel leaves similarly to tobacco chewing

    August 22, 2008