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Related to betel: betel nut, Betel Quid
  • noun

Synonyms for betel

Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians

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Gorakhpur, July 10 (ANI): Farming of betel leaves has declined in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur region as demand for packed crushed betel nuts is on the rise.
Betel is almost half way through a 40-year lease at Windmill House, courtesy of the Cadbury Trust which offered a 10-year, rent free head start.
Arecaidinism: betel nut chewing in transcultural perspective.
A 19th century traveller wrote about what she considered the "revolting habit" of betel chewing in the Malay archipelago, where most households owned brass "sirih" or betel sets.
Most of the people who sell betel nuts sell them for their household income.
With approval from the Ethics Committee of Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital (Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital IRB:097028) we studied the influence of long-term betel nut chewing (daily for over five years) on difficult intubation in 218 males requiring tracheal intubation for elective surgery.
What about treating patients who are chewing on betel nuts (supari or areca) and have discoloration and attrition?
15 lakh each as compensation for their land of over ten decimal area used for cultivation of betel vine.
Research has clearly established that the consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, and betel nuts has serious health consequences.
The Lahore Paan Mandi, the second largest betel leaf market of Pakistan after Karachi, supplies paans throughout the Punjab.
Chewing tobacco or betel quid, also called paan or pan, with or without tobacco also increases your risk of cancer of the oesophagus.
Most of the 30,000 Khasia in Bangladesh cultivate betel leaves for a livelihood.
It was by coming to Birmingham to get help from the religious charity Betel of Britain.
The tradition of chewing the leaves of the betel plant, a mild stimulant common throughout South and Southeast Asia, is so ingrained in some countries that it's been mentioned in works as varied as Hindu's sacred "Vedas" and the musical "South Pacific.
Though largely consisting of the ingredient areca nut (the seed of the Areca catechu palm), the common additive betel leaf (from the Piper betle plant) has led to the mixture's current labeling.