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Definitions for areca
əˈri kə, ˈær ɪ-are·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arecanoun

    any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nuts

GCIDE

  1. Arecanoun

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. arecanoun

    Any member of the genus Areca of about fifty species of single-stemmed palms in the family Arecaceae, found in humid tropical forests.

  2. Etymology: Via Portuguese from Malayalam áḍekka "അടയ്ക്ക" Source: OED

Wikipedia

  1. Areca

    Areca is a genus of 51 species of palms in the family Arecaceae, found in humid tropical forests from the islands of the Philippines, Malaysia and India, across Southeast Asia to Melanesia. The generic name Areca is derived from a name used locally on the Malabar Coast of India.

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  1. areca

    Areca is a genus of about 50 species of palms in the family Arecaceae, found in humid tropical forests from the islands of the Philippines, Malaysia and India, across Southeast Asia, to the Solomon Islands. The most commonly known species is Areca catechu, also known as the betel nut palm or betel tree, the seeds of which are chewed for their stimulating effects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arecanoun

    a genus of palms, one species of which produces the areca nut, or betel nut, which is chewed in India with the leaf of the Piper Betle and lime

  2. Etymology: [Canarese adiki: cf. Pg. & Sp. areca.]

Wikidata

  1. Areca

    Areca is a genus of about 50 species of palms in the family Arecaceae, found in humid tropical forests from China and India, across the Malay Archipelago, to the Solomon Islands. The generic name Areca is derived from a name used locally on the Malabar Coast of India.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Areca

    ar′ē-ka, n. a genus of palm, one species of which, the Betel-nut Palm, or Penang Palm (Areca catechu), bears nuts with austere and astringent properties, which are chewed by the Malays with a little lime in a leaf of the betel-pepper, making the lips and spittle red.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Areca

    A plant genus of the family ARECACEAE. Members contain ARECOLINE and CATECHIN. The leaves and nuts have been used as masticatories, stimulants, and astringents in traditional medicine. The common name of betel is also used for PIPER BETLE. The common name of catechu is sometimes used for ACACIA CATECHU.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of areca in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of areca in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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