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betel palm

noun

  1. 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.


betel palm

noun

  1. a tropical Asian feather palm, Areca catechu , with scarlet or orange fruits See betel nut


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Word History and Origins

Origin of betel palm1

First recorded in 1870–75

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Example Sentences

A third product to which the name catechu is also applied, is obtained from the fruits of the areca or betel palm, Areca catechu.

Guvacine, named from “guvaca,” an Indian designation of the betel palm, forms white crystals.

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