betel palm

noun

Definition of betel palm

: an Asian pinnate-leaved palm (Areca catechu) that has an orange-colored drupe with an outer fibrous husk

First Known Use of betel palm

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Betel palm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/betel%20palm. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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betel palm

noun

Medical Definition of betel palm

: a pinnate-leaved palm of the genus Areca (A. catechu) of Asia that has an orange-colored drupe with an outer fibrous husk

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