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 this characteristic that the Khasis exploit, training these roots to spread laterally along hollowed-out trunks of betel palm that have been placed across the stream.
One of the longest in the region, with a span of around 30 metres, lies close to Nongthymmai, a tiny village of beekeepers and betel palm growers located a couple of kilometres before Nongriat on the descent into the valley.
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.