betel palm

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Synonyms for betel palm

southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)

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The betel palm, a certain species of palm tree found primarily in Asian countries, yields a seed known as a betel nut.
It's estimated that one-tenth of the world's population chews betel nuts, the astringent, addictive seeds of the betel palm. Researchers have associated chewing betel nuts with mouth cancer since 1984 but hadn't been able to pinpoint the precise connection.