A flowering areca plant.
areca definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Areca) of palm trees, native to Asia and Australia, with a smooth, slender trunk and feathery compound leaves; esp., the betel palm
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Port; probably ; from Malayalam adekka
areca definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of certain tropical Old World palms, such as those in the genera Areca and Chrysalidocarpus.
Origin: Portuguese, from Malayalam aṭekka, areca nut, from Tamil aṭaikkāy.