betel pepper

Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to betel pepper: Piper betle
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for betel pepper

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

References in periodicals archive ?
References to the betel pepper appear in ancient Greek, Sanskrit, and Chinese literature as early as the first century BC, while chewing betel has long become an important cultural tradition in many parts of southern Asia.