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betel

noun be·tel \ˈbē-təl\

: the dried leaves of a climbing plant that are chewed by some people in southeastern Asia

Full Definition of BETEL

:  a climbing pepper (Piper betle) of southeastern Asia whose leaves are chewed together with betel nut and mineral lime as a stimulant masticatory
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Origin of BETEL

Portuguese bétele, from Tamil veṟṟilai
First Known Use: 1553

Rhymes with BETEL

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betel

noun be·tel \ˈbēt-əl\

Medical Definition of BETEL

:  a climbing pepper (Piper betle) of southeastern Asia whose leaves are chewed together with betel nut and mineral lime as a stimulant masticatory

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