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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 Standing Committee on Plant Health (SCPH) voted, on 25 June, in favour of a European Commission proposal to strengthen the measures to combat red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus), a harmful insect not native to Europe that can attack a wide range of palm trees, including date, coconut and areca palms.
We pass through plantations of tall, thin areca palms, from which the dark red betel nut chewed in the mildly narcotic paan is harvested.
Cathedral candles and areca palms completed the setting.