Betel nut



the astringent kernel of the seed of the betel palm, chewed in many tropical regions in combination with slaked lime and the leaves of the betel plant.
Contemporary Examples

A Little Too Off the Beaten Path in Burma Katya Cengel June 1, 2014

Historical Examples

The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6 Various
The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan
Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan
The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao Fay-Cooper Cole
The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan
Friars and Filipinos Jose Rizal
The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan

noun
the seed of the betel palm, chewed with betel leaves and lime by people in S and SE Asia as a digestive stimulant and narcotic

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