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paan Line breaks: paan

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(also pan)

Definition of paan in English:


[mass noun] Indian
Betel leaves prepared and used as a stimulant: a man sold paan outside the house [count noun]: he always rolled his own paans


Via Hindi from Sanskrit parṇa 'feather, leaf'.

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