the fruit of the betel palm, chewed with lime and the leaves of the betel pepper by some Southeast Asian peoples as a mild stimulant
Origin of betel nutbecause chewed with betel pepper leaves
The seed of the betel palm, chewed with leaves from the betel plant, slaked lime, and flavorings as a mild stimulant. Also called areca nut.
(plural betel nuts)
- An egg-shaped seed of the betel palm; wrapped in the leaves of the betel pepper and chewed.