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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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Some chemically related health issues in Papua New Guinea Science Syllabuses are alcohol and tobacco abuse, betel-nut chewing and pesticides, and this paper will place more emphasis on these issues as they relate to chemistry portions of the syllabus.
In Karachi, Customs authorities destroyed 200 kilograms of heroin powder, 4850 kilograms of hashish, hundreds of bottles of liquor, and piles of betel-nuts.
Police said that while one of the victims used was a vendor at the platform selling betel-nuts and fruits, the identity of the other could not be ascertained.