betel nut


betel nut

noun

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

Full Definition of BETEL NUT

:  the astringent seed of the betel palm

Origin of BETEL NUT

from its being chewed with betel leaves
First Known Use: 1673

betel nut

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BETEL NUT

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

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