Betel Definition

bētl
noun
An evergreen vine (Piper betle) of South and Southeast Asia, having heart-shaped or ovate leaves that are used to wrap betel nuts.
American Heritage

Either of two plants often used in combination:

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Other Word Forms of Betel

Noun

Singular:
betel
Plural:
betels

Origin of Betel

  • From Tamil வெற்றிலை (veṟṟilai), from [script?] (vettr, “variety") [script?] + இலை (ilai, “leaf").

    From Wiktionary

  • Portuguese from Malayalam vettila, veṟṟila from Tamil veṟṟilai

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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