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.
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a tropical Asian feather palm, Areca catechu, with scarlet or orange fruits See betel nut
a first-magnitude red supergiant in the constellation Orion. Historical Examples First on the Moon Jeff Sutton Tony and the Beetles Philip K. Dick The Letters of Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce The Burglars’ Club Henry A. Hering The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore Tutors’ Lane Wilmarth Lewis Once a Greech Evelyn E. […]
the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. either of the consonant sounds represented by this letter. a female given name, form of Elizabeth. Contemporary Examples The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale Melissa Leon November 23, 2014 The Walking Dead’s Killer Diva Emily Kinney on Daryl and […]
- Beth din
a Jewish court of law. noun (Judaism) a rabbinical court, consisting of at least three dayanim, and having authority over such matters as divorce and conversion and other communal ecclesiastical matters such as Kashruth. It may also try civil disputes with the consent of both parties
- Beth hillel
the school of Jewish legal thought and hermeneutics founded in Jerusalem in the 1st century b.c. by the Jewish spiritual leader Hillel and characterized by its systematic use of interpretive principles and a certain flexibility in interpreting the oral and written law.