Later, if they decide to separate, the couple must break a betel nut to break the union.
A girl carries a tray on which are placed a lighted lamp, a measure full of raw rice, and betel.
They are also given a small amount of money, rice, betel leaf, etc.
Along with the betel, and generally in the chunam, is the mode of conveying philtres, or love charms.
Cocoanuts, camphor, and betel are given to the priest as an offering to the god.
From the calcined bark of this tree the natives extract a sort of lime, with which they mix the betel they are constantly chewing.
They then depart, after being presented with food and betel.
All those who attend are presented with betel, tobacco, and a liberal allowance of toddy.
He was also honoured at the marriage by being given the first betel and nuts.
A bag contains their supply of betel and tobacco, and they carry a bill-hook and gourd water-vessel, and a coffee walking-stick.
1550s, probably via Portuguese betel, from Malayalam vettila, from veru ila "simple leaf."