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betel nut

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Definition of betel nut in English:

noun

Another term for areca nut.
Example sentences
  • Consumption of smokeless tobacco, especially Gutkha (a mixture of areca, catechu, betel nut, lime, tobacco, and mint), is rising among school children in rural India.
  • Gutkha is a mixture of areca, catechu, betel nut, lime, tobacco and mint.
  • To support themselves, farmers in Nantou and other mountain areas have extensively planted betel nut trees - betel nut is widely chewed on Taiwan.

Origin

Portuguese betel.

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