betel nut

noun

Definition of betel nut

:the astringent seed of the betel palm

Origin and Etymology of betel nut

from its being chewed with betel leaves


BETEL NUT Defined for English Language Learners

betel nut

noun

Definition of betel nut for English Language Learners

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


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betel nut

noun

medical Definition of betel nut

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

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