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

Origin and Etymology of areca

New Latin, from Portuguese, from Malayalam aṭaykka


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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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