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Definition of the noun areca nut
What does areca nut mean as a name of something?
- seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia
Alternative definition of the noun areca nut
- The seed of the areca palm (not a true nut but a drupe), chewed as a mild stimulant.
The areca nut is the seed of the areca palm, which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa. It is commonly referred to as betel nut, as it is often chewed wrapped in betel leaves. The name areca origin from Malayalam adakka, during the 18th century Dutch and Portuguese sailors took to Europe.
- also known as Nucă de Betel, Betelový ořech, Pinangový ořech
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Head and Neck Cancer (2011)
Multimodality Management by Jacques Bernier
Areca nut is the seed of the fruit of the oriental palm Areca catechu. It is the basic ingredient of a variety of widely used chewed products. The consumption of arecanut is indigenous to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Taiwan and ...
Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications by Christian Rätsch
Psychoactive Material —Areca nuts (arecae semen, formerly semen arecae, nuces arecae); also known as betel nut, areca nut, noix d'arec, puwag In Sri Lanka (Ceylon), the seeds of the closely related species Areca concinna Thwaites are ...
by Henry Philippsborn
Arbutin n; Ursin n arbutine f; ursinef arbutina f; ursina f areca nut (Phyto.) (Betel nut; seeds of "Areca catechu L., Palmae"; active principle: arecoline (C8H13NO2 )/arecoline hydrobromide (C8H13NO2.HBr); parasympathomimetic agent topically ...
Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)
by Nancy E. Marion, Willard M. Oliver
The substances are very much like those of the traditional paan: a sloppy mix of lime paste, cardamom, fennel, honey, areca nut, and, usually flavored tobacco, and then all of this is wrapped tightly in a betel leaf. Additionally, gutka also has a ...
by Robert Alan Lewis
areca nut. betel nut. areca nut palm. Areca catechu. Areca (betel palm). a genus of palm trees of India and the Malay Archipelago. A. catechu ( betel ...
Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi
areca nut palm, catechu, betel nuts, areca palm, betel nut, areca nut, penang palm, catechu palm Brazil: arequeira, noz-de-betel, palmeira-de-betel, palmeira- betel French: arequier, noix d'arec Japan: binro-ju China: bing lang, ping lang, ...
by M. Varinia Michalun, Joseph C. DiNardo
—angelica Aniba rosaeodora—rosewood Anthemis nobilis—Roman chamomile Anthyllis vulneraria—woundwort Arctium lappa— burdock Arctostaphylos uva-ursi—bearberry Areca catechu—areca nut palm, betel nut ...
by Robert Alan Lewis
Areca catechu (betel palm; betelnut palm; areca nut; betel nut; betel nut seed), a palm tree (Family Palmaceae) with pinnate leaves and a slender ringed trunk, found incentral southwest Asia and South America. The fruit is an orange-colored , ...
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Video shows what areca nut means. The seed of the areca palm (not a true nut but a drupe), chewed as a mild stimulant.. areca nut synonyms: betel nut. Areca ...
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