betel nut

noun

Definition of betel nut

  1. :  the astringent seed of the betel palm

Origin and Etymology of betel nut

from its being chewed with betel leaves


First Known Use: 1673


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


Medical Dictionary

betel nut

noun

Medical Definition of betel nut

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


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