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areca

noun are·ca \ə-ˈrē-kə, ˈa-ri-kə\

Definition of ARECA

:  any of several tropical Asian palms (Areca or related genera); especially :  betel palm
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Origin of ARECA

New Latin, from Portuguese, from Malayalam aṭaykka
First Known Use: 1510

Rhymes with ARECA

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areca

noun are·ca \ə-ˈrē-kə, ˈar-ə-kə\

Medical Definition of ARECA

1
capitalized :  a small genus of pinnate-leaved palms of tropical Asia having thick-rinded fruits and including the betel palm
2
:  a palm of the genus Areca or of any of several related genera; especially :  betel palm

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