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betel nut

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85
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British Dictionary definitions for betel-nut

betel nut

noun
1.
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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