betel palm


noun

a tropical Asian palm, Areca catechu, cultivated in the Old World tropics for its seeds, the kernels of which are chewed in combination with other ingredients.

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Origin of betel palm

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for betel palm

betel palm

noun

a tropical Asian feather palm, Areca catechu, with scarlet or orange fruitsSee betel nut
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