betel palm

betel palm n a pinnate-leaved palm of the genus Areca (A. catechu) of Asia that has an orange-colored drupe with an outer fibrous husk

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Areca catechu.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • betel palm — [bēt′ l] n. a palm tree (Areca catechu) grown in SE Asia …   English World dictionary

  • betel 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)

  • betel palm — /ˈbitl pam/ (say beetl pahm) noun a tall, graceful, Asian palm, Areca catechu, that bears the betel nut; areca palm. {from its association with betel, the nut of this palm being used together with betel leaves as a stimulant} …   Australian English dictionary

  • betel palm — noun southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single seeded fruit with a fibrous husk) • Syn: ↑Areca catechu • Hypernyms: ↑areca • Part Meronyms: ↑betel nut, ↑areca nut …   Useful english dictionary

  • betel palm — noun An Asiatic palm, Areca catechu, whose seeds are betel nuts …   Wiktionary

  • betel palm — be′tel palm n. pln a tropical Asian palm, Areca catechu, cultivated in the Old World tropics for its seeds • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • betel palm — noun Date: 1875 an Asian pinnate leaved palm (Areca catechu) that has an orange colored drupe with an outer fibrous husk …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • betel palm — a tropical Asian palm, Areca catechu, cultivated in the Old World tropics for its seeds, the kernels of which are chewed in combination with other ingredients. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • betel nut — [bēt′ l] n. [because chewed with betel pepper leaves] the fruit of the betel palm, chewed with leaves of the betel pepper by some Southeast Asian peoples as a mild stimulant …   English World dictionary

  • palm — palm1 [päm] n. [ME palme < OE palm < L palma: so named because its leaf somewhat resembles the palm of the hand] 1. any of an order (Arecales) of tropical or subtropical monocotyledonous trees and shrubs, having a woody, usually unbranched …   English World dictionary

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