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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be′tel nut`(n.)

  1. the astringent kernel of the seed of the betel palm, chewed in many tropical regions in combination with slaked lime and the leaves of the betel plant.

    Category: Botany

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. betel nut, areca nut(noun)

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


  1. betel nut(Noun)

    An egg-shaped seed of the betel palm; wrapped in the leaves of the betel pepper and chewed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Betel nut

    the nutlike seed of the areca palm, chewed in the East with betel leaves (whence its name) and shell lime


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