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betel


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Betel  \Be"tel\  (b[=e]"t'l),  n.  [Pg.,  fr  Tamil  ve[.t][.t]ilei, 
  prop.  meaning,  a  mere  leaf.]  (Bot.) 
  A  species  of  pepper  ({Piper  betle}),  the  leaves  of  which  are 
  chewed,  with  the  areca  or  betel  nut  and  a  little  shell  lime, 
  by  the  inhabitants  of  the  East  Indies.  It  is  a  woody  climber 
  with  ovate  many-nerved  leaves. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  betel 
  n  :  Asian  pepper  plant  whose  dried  leaves  are  chewed  with  betel 
  nut  (seed  of  the  betel  palm)  by  southeast  Asians  [syn:  {betel 
  pepper},  {Piper  betel}] 




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