betel

noun be·tel \ ˈbē-tᵊl \

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 and Etymology of betel

Portuguese bétele, from Tamil veṟṟilai


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betel

Definition of betel for English Language Learners

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


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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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