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areca

[ uh-ree-kuh, ar-i- ]
/ əˈri kə, ˈær ɪ- /
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noun
any tropical Asian palm of the genus Areca, as the betel palm.
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Origin of areca

First recorded in 1500–10; from New Latin (earlier English spellings reflect Portuguese or French ); all ultimately from Malayalam aṭaykka
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areca
/ (ˈærɪkə, əˈriːkə) /

noun
any of various tall palms of the genus Areca, which are native to SE Asia and have white flowers and orange or red egg-shaped nuts

Word Origin for areca

C16: from Portuguese, from Malayalam adekka
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