areca nut

noun
seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia
Syn: ↑betel nut
Hypernyms: ↑edible seed
Part Holonyms: ↑betel palm, ↑Areca catechu

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Areca nut — The Areca nut is the seed of the Areca palm (Areca catechu), a straight and graceful palm tree growing in most tropical countries. The areca nut is not a true nut but rather a drupe. It is commercially available in dried, cured and fresh forms.… …   Wikipedia

  • areca-nut — katekinė areka statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Areca catechu), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje, kitur – auginamas. Turi narkotinių medžiagų. Augalas naudojamas… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • areca-nut — arˈeca nut noun Betel nut, the nut of Areca catechu, which stains the teeth and gums bright red, traditionally chewed in S Asia for its intoxicating effects • • • Main Entry: ↑areca …   Useful english dictionary

  • areca nut — noun The seed of the areca palm (not a true nut but a drupe), chewed as a mild stimulant …   Wiktionary

  • areca nut — betel nut areca (def 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • areca nut. — See betal nut. * * * …   Universalium

  • areca nut. — See betal nut …   Useful english dictionary

  • areca-nut palm — katekinė areka statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Areca catechu), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje, kitur – auginamas. Turi narkotinių medžiagų. Augalas naudojamas… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Areca — A*re ca, n. [Canarese adiki: cf. Pg. & Sp. areca.] (Bot.) A genus of palms, one species of which ({Areca catechu}) produces the areca nut, or betel nut, which is chewed in India and Southeast Asia with the leaf of the {Piper Betle} and lime.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Areca catechu — Areca A*re ca, n. [Canarese adiki: cf. Pg. & Sp. areca.] (Bot.) A genus of palms, one species of which ({Areca catechu}) produces the areca nut, or betel nut, which is chewed in India and Southeast Asia with the leaf of the {Piper Betle} and lime …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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