- the betel palm or its nut.
Origin of pinang
Borrowed into English from Malay around 1655–65
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Examples from the Web for pinang
On the 9th of October we landed on the small island of Pinang.A Woman's Journey Round the World
In Pinang and Singapore for cultivated the price is 65 to 70 dollars.
Presently he heard a woman's voice in the room say: "Sit down, Siu; I will bring out the pinang and sireh to you."Children of Borneo
Edwin Herbert Gomes
In Sumatra a full grown plant has been known to produce seven pounds; in Pinang the yield is much more.
A large supply of nutmeg and clove plants arrived at Pinang in 1802, from the Molucca Islands.