HyperDic: betel_nut

English > 1 sense of the expression betel nut:
NOUNfoodbetel nut, areca nutseed of betel palm
English > betel nut: 1 sense > noun 1, food
Meaningseed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia.
Synonymareca nut
Part ofbetel palm, Areca palm, Areca catechuSoutheastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)
Broaderedible seedMany are used as seasoning
Spanishnuez de areca
Catalannou d'areca

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