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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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The streets of the capital were stained vivid red by beetle nuts spat from millions of mouths.
The FC took impounded the vehicle and recovered huge cache of smuggled items including 228 parcels of beetle nut (pan), 35 cottons of cigarette, 40 cottons of soap, two cottons of Mortein spray and others.
She said that under the great sage Udaka Ramaputta he had learnt high levels of meditative consciousness but with Kaundinya, he progressed towards greater austerity to find enlightenment through derivation and asceticism for all worldly possessions and through self mortification and starvation where upon he lived on either a beetle nut or leaf daily.
Well placed sources told Saturday that Indian intelligence agency RAW has started providing financial assistance to Taliban through alcohol and beetle nut (chalia) under Afghan trade to use them to serve its nefarious designs while they were earlier being assisted through drug trafficking.
The rangers said that the seized beetle nuts being transported in a dumper-truck.