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

  • n. A tropical Asian feather-leaved palm (Areca catechu) cultivated for its seeds. Also called catechu.

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  • n. An Asiatic palm, Areca catechu, whose seeds are betel nuts

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  • n. southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)

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