betel nut

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betel nut

[′bēd·əl ‚nət]
(botany)
A dried, ripe seed of the palm tree Areca catechu in the family Palmae; contains a narcotic.
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Reports have been received about the import of arecanut as a vegetable tanning agent under duty exemption schemes.
The nymphs fed on a wide array of plants, including mango, banana, coffee, arecanut, and weeds like Macaranga indica, Clerodendron sp.
Most important aspect of medical treatment is cessation of habit of eating betel quid, arecanut, other local irritants, spicy and hot food, alcohol and smoking.
The bamboo drip irrigation system is normally used to irrigate the betel leaf or black pepper crops planted in arecanut orchards or in mixed orchards.
coconut, rubber, pepper, arecanut, coffee, tea and cardamom.
Spices such as cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and pepper - in addition to arecanut, oranges, and pomegranates - grow alongside, helping the farmer to augment his income from the plantations.
For Rajan, manhood, political consciousness, and the world becoming sensual and visible, jacaranda, guava, arecanut, jackfruit, fish, the world becoming knowledge of flesh, a woman, a Sinhalese, whose lover is shot dead in the hartal and she is still pregnant with his child.
A series of seminars and workshops for growers, merchants and exporters has been conducted by the Board jointly with the Export Inspection Agency and the Directorate of Cocoa, Arecanut and Spices Development under the Union Agriculture Ministry, which has also taken up a programme for improving processing of pepper, turmeric and chillies at the farm level by conducting demonstrations in all important producing centres of these spices.
Studies on species of Phytophthora affecting plantation crops in Karnataka with special reference of Koleroga of arecanut and black pepper.
Clinical features of oral submucous fibrosis; Common precancer in Sri Lanka caused by arecanut.
Solid state production of manganese peroxidases using arecanut husk as substrate.
The pathogenesis of the disease is thought to be multifactorial & chewing of arecanut has been recognized as one of the most important risk factor for OSMF.