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areca


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Areca  \A*re"ca\,  n.  [Canarese  adiki:  cf  Pg  &  Sp  areca.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  palms,  one  species  of  which  produces  the  areca 
  nut,  or  betel  nut,  which  is  chewed  in  India  with  the  leaf  of 
  the  {Piper  Betle}  and  lime. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  areca 
  n  :  any  of  several  tall  tropical  palms  native  to  southeastern 
  Asia  having  egg-shaped  nuts 




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