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Princeton's WordNet

  1. betel, betel pepper, Piper betelnoun

    Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians


  1. betelnoun

    Either of two plants often used in combination

    Etymology: From வெற்றிலை Tamil ("vettr"=variety ref + இலை), (Source: OED)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Betelnoun

    a species of pepper (Piper betle), the leaves of which are chewed, with the areca or betel nut and a little shell lime, by the inhabitants of the East Indies. It is a woody climber with ovate many-nerved leaves


  1. Betel

    The Betel is the leaf of a vine belonging to the Piperaceae family, which includes pepper and kava. It is valued both as a mild stimulant and for its medicinal properties. Betel leaf is mostly consumed in Asia, and elsewhere in the world by some Asian emigrants, as betel quid or paan, with or without tobacco, in an addictive psycho-stimulating and euphoria-inducing formulation with adverse health effects. The betel plant is an evergreen and perennial creeper, with glossy heart-shaped leaves and white catkin. The betel plant originated from South and South East Asia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Betel

    bē′tl, n. the betel-nut, or nut of the areca palm, with lime and the leaves of the Betel-Pepper, chewed by the Malays as a stimulant. [Through Port. from Malay vettila.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of betel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of betel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. butch
    • B. occlusive
    • C. eminent
    • D. elusive

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