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be·tel nut

(bē'tl nŭt),
Areca nut, the nut of the areca palm, Areca catechu (family Palmae), of the East Indies, chewed by some local residents; contains arecoline; euphoratle agent, cholinomimetic; stains teeth and gums red.

betel nut

The nut-like seed of the Areca palm (Areca catechu), typically wrapped in betel leaves and with added flavouring, including lime, clove, cardamom, and catechu, which is chewed from India to New Guinea for its mild stimulant effect.

betel nut

(bet'il) [Portuguese betele]
The nut of the tropical Asian palm Areca catechu, chewed for its stimulant and euphoric effects. Synonym: areca nut

CAUTION!

Chewing betel nut causes cholinergic effects, which some people may not tolerate well. Chewing betel nut has also been associated with oral and esophageal cancers, esp. in those who also smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol.

be·tel nut

(bētĕl nŭt)
Nut of the areca palm, Areca catechu, of the East Indies, chewed by some local residents; contains arecoline; stains teeth and gums red.
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