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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People roll small pieces of the nut from Areca catechu, more commonly called betel palm, in a leaf from the Piper betel vine, then add powdered slaked lime or limestone paste, and chew it.
The betel palm, a certain species of palm tree found primarily in Asian countries, yields a seed known as a betel nut.
Encyclopedia Americana, (1988:829) revealed that betel nut, the seed of the betel palm (areca catechu), which is chewed as a stimulant throughout southern Asia.
It's estimated that one-tenth of the world's population chews betel nuts, the astringent, addictive seeds of the betel palm.