from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The seed of the betel palm, chewed with leaves from the betel plant, slaked lime, and flavorings as a mild stimulant.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The nut of the arecapalm, Areca Catechu, of the East Indies, highly esteemed among the Asiatics as a masticatory. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- The nutlike seed of the areca palm, chewed in the East with betel leaves (whence its name) and shell lime.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An egg-shaped
seedof the betel palm; wrapped in the leaves of the betel pepperand chewed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun 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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