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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Union ministers besides MPs from the major tobacco- producing states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka-- Ananth Kumar and Nirmala Sitharaman and Mohanbhai Kundaria-- were present at the meeting, where Nadda was asked to address all concerns Naidu, who also discussed the issue with agriculture minister Radhamohan Singh, said that tobacco and arecanut are two important cash crops and in many parts, the livelihood of farmers depends on them.
"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.
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic debilitating and a well recognized potentially malignant condition of oral cavity associated with arecanut chewing characterized by generalized fibrosis of oral soft tissue resulting in marked rigidity and progressive inability to open the mouth (1-3).
Indian J Arecanut, Spices and Medicinal Plants, 2006; 8(2):55-64
Arecanut FRP composites at 0.39 volume fraction shown mean flexural strength and modulus of 7.5 and 70% more in comparison to those of plain polyester.
Betel-Quid and ArecaNut Chewing And Some Areca-Nut Derived Nitrosamines.
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.
(rupees) 6645 crores (10 million) due to the price fall of major plantation crops alone, e.g., 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.