- 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.
Origin of betel palm
First recorded in 1870–75
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- a tropical Asian feather palm, Areca catechu, with scarlet or orange fruitsSee betel nut
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