Betel



an East Indian pepper plant, Piper betle, the leaves of which are chewed with other ingredients.
Contemporary Examples

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

Historical Examples

Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston
The History of Sumatra William Marsden
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston
My First Voyage to Southern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

noun
an Asian piperaceous climbing plant, Piper betle, the leaves of which are chewed, with the betel nut, by the peoples of SE Asia
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