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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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We previously reported that cigarette smoking and betelnut use are both negative predictors of plasma folate and positive predictors of tHcys (Gamble et al.
They lashed up old Silenus with picket ropes and carried him in to Sariaya, as far as old Betelnut's shack, where the Major had the farrier make an iron collar, and they chained the monkey to a banana tree in old Betelnut's back yard.
The bed thus provides a comfortable platform from which to fish or relax, smoke a bit of tobacco, chew betelnut, and swap stories with a fishing partner.
'I don't feel making those rules is necessary,' complained betelnut seller Huang Ya-ling, 22, whose four years in the business have taught her the only way to make more money is to wear fewer clothes.
Landowner directors and other families with close connections to the LLC and the logging company had an easier time seeing themselves through this period of hardship, even though much of their project benefits were now being used to pay for things that had once been free--garden produce, fish, fruit, coconuts, betelnut, mustard, and tobacco.
She gave history of betelnut chewing for 2-3years which she had stopped four years ago.
Multihyphenate Chiao has produced a dozen movies, including "Betelnut Beauty" and "Beijing Bicycle." She also is author and/or editor of 60 books on filmmaking.
This Thai peasant, for example, has teeth, lips and the corners of the mouth stained a purple color by continued chewing of betelnut (Areca catechu) mixed with slaked lime, betel leaves (Piper betle) and uncaria resin (Uncaria gambir).
Offerings of food, betelnut and toea (silver coins) in a banana-fibre vessel, were placed on the ridge for the Ancestors.
Sacred cloths are found all over the state: some publicly venerated in holy places, others hidden in the famed sacred groves of Goa or, like the fabulous Betal statue in Loliem, in betelnut groves or rice fields ...
Next common habit was betel chewing with tobacco and betelnut with smoking (25% of cases).
The results of this study indicate that only about one fourth (26 %) of the dentists asked all their patients about tobacco / betelnut chewing and / or alcohol habits and even fewer (14 %) advised and helped all their patients to quit these habits.