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betel nut

noun

Simple Definition of betel nut

  • : the seed of an Asian tree that is chewed with betel by some people in southeastern Asia

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of betel nut

  1. :  the astringent seed of the betel palm

Origin and Etymology of betel nut

from its being chewed with betel leaves


First Known Use: 1673


Medical Dictionary

betel nut

noun

Medical Definition of betel nut

  1. :  the astringent seed of the betel palm that is a source of arecoline




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