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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The main carcinogens in paan masala (blend of fresh betel nuts, catechu, cardamom and lime with or without tobacco) and gutkha are derived from the ingredients areca nut, lime, catechu and tobacco.
Shed leaf sheaths of areca nut palm as a major breeding source of Ae.
Both betel quid and areca nut have been associated with increased risk for oral epithelial malignancy (IARC 2004b; Lee et al.
Larval survey was conducted in all types of peri-domestic and domestic water stored facilities like rodent-devoured coconuts and coconut shells, areca nut soaking mud and plastic pots, discarded containers, grinding stones, cement tanks, cement cistern, metal containers, and plastic containers.
In India for instance, the tobacco industry introduced a convenient and imperishable mixture of areca nut, lime, catechu, sandalwood, and tobacco known as Gutka.
Ten betel leaves, a small block of gambir, a small container of lime, and five areca nuts cost 50 cents (Malaysian) for each type of ingredient.
The dawn is rising like smoke, or water, or tender skin, or emerging teeth; It's rising like the bare arms of a virgin winding her hair, Or an old widow leaning on her knees to stand up While she chews a quid of betel, mixed with areca nut and lime.
our wives looked for areca nut and sirih leaf and put it into the plaited basket for the wedding ritual, and we did the same, then when our wives accepted our pouches, we accepted their plaited baskets and we chewed.
Historical data (3 years or more) on area, production and productivity of potato, onion, tomato, mushroom, banana, mango, citrus fruits, papaya, apple, grapes, pomegranate, coconut, areca nut, walnut, cashew nut
The recently held research at DUHS also established that areca nut chewing increases the likelihood of metabolic syndrome among healthy individuals.
At no cost will they break an oath taken with betel leaves and areca nut.
White sand beaches and hectares of low-lying mudflats are interspersed with tiny fishing hamlets, set amidst verdant coconut and areca nut plantations and lush paddy fields.