The astringent seed of an areca palm (Areca catechu), which is often chewed with betel leaves. Also called betel nut.
- I gave them each a coin with a ripe areca nut placed in a betel leaf.
- The high-risk in the Indian subcontinent is related to the high prevalence of pan-tobacco (a combination of betel leaf, lime, areca nut and sun cured tobacco) chewing in the population.
- People in the more accessible Central Mekeo rapidly found themselves in the enviable position of being the sole providers of large quantities of high quality betel pepper and areca nut.
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Syllabification: a·re·ca nut
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