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Areca

(ar'ĕ-kă),
A genus of Asian palms; one species, Areca catechu, furnishes a. nuts, or betel nuts, which contain arecoline and 15% red tannin, are chewed in the East Indies; have anthelmintic and stimulant actions.
See also: betel nut.
[Malay]
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The betel nut is the seed of the Areca palm (Areca catechu L.), which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa.
While the elements of the plant kingdom and the minerals just mentioned pertain to the symbolic world of blood that flows and nourishes, and of growth, areca nuts, the fruits of the areca palm, are associated with corpses, decomposing fluids 'iwaj[Delta]', and with dried up, lifeless blood.(21) What do informants say about these nuts?
Faux potted areca palm, sago palm and orchid bring green to your corners; you can carry the tropical theme to your dining room with melamine plates and bowls painted with lush green leaves, and to the living room couch with the Kai leaf pillow cover.
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His sinuous openwork and whiplash outlines in wood carving abounded with the anahaw, areca palm, gabi or taro leaves and bamboo.
Firstly there's a nut, the fruit of the areca palm, cut up and dabbed with lime - not the citrus fruit but the sort of lime derived from burnt seashells.
Addiction to substances like betel quid, areca nut, areca palm, betel palm, cigarette smoking and crushed areca/betel nut (gutka) is becoming very common in Pakistan, especially in Karachi.
Lacy fronds from a small areca palm Younger picked up at a home improvement store decorate the table and all four corners of the shady, striped umbrella.