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  1. the betel palm or its nut.
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Origin of pinang

Borrowed into English from Malay around 1655–65


[pi-nang, -nahng]
  1. Penang.
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Examples from the Web for pinang

Historical Examples

  • On the 9th of October we landed on the small island of Pinang.

    A Woman's Journey Round the World

    Ida Pfeiffer

  • In Pinang and Singapore for cultivated the price is 65 to 70 dollars.

  • Presently he heard a woman's voice in the room say: "Sit down, Siu; I will bring out the pinang and sireh to you."

    Children of Borneo

    Edwin Herbert Gomes

  • In Sumatra a full grown plant has been known to produce seven pounds; in Pinang the yield is much more.

  • A large supply of nutmeg and clove plants arrived at Pinang in 1802, from the Molucca Islands.