Paan definition

pän
Fresh betel leaves wrapped around pieces of betel nut, slaked lime, spices, and often tobacco and other ingredients into small packets, traditionally chewed as a mild stimulant and breath freshener in South and Southeast Asia.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of paan - pan 1, pawn 1

Origin of paan

  • Hindi and Urdu pān leaf, paan from Middle Indic paṇṇa- from Sanskrit parṇam feather, leaf per-2 in Indo-European roots

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