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.
- Also called areca nut.
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How to use betel nut in a sentence
Later, if they decide to separate, the couple must break a betel nut to break the union.
As she chewed her betel-nut the Princess Putri Balan hit upon a plan.
Yes, I will say yes, if you will only leave me to finish my betel-nut undisturbed.
Have you finished your betel-nut at last, and are you ready to keep your promise?
The Deb Zimpun's eyes glistened and he showed his teeth, stained red with betel-nut chewing, in a gracious smile.Life in an Indian Outpost | Gordon Casserly
Two or three boys awoke and watched him while they prepared and chewed betel nut and lime wrapped in green leaves.Jerry of the Islands | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for betel nut
the seed of the betel palm, chewed with betel leaves and lime by people in S and SE Asia as a digestive stimulant and narcotic
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