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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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(9.) Bettina Beer bought betelnut for PGK 20 and pepper for PGK 5 and in the village sold it for PGK 40 after Sunday service.
In Palau, in Micronesia, the betelnut palm (Areca catechu) is commonly planted along property boundaries.
Betelnut use was practiced by 30% of women and 40% of men, whereas 6% of women and 76% of men smoked cigarettes.
"Fraulein Betelnut was old Betelnut's daughter, and she was a peach.
Since most of this is in the delta located well away from Kamu Yali gardens, and is frequented most regularly by a neighbouring people, the Kaiwa, villagers at Kamu Yali often ask a Kaiwa trading partner to cut and prepare a samen for them, paying them with several ropes of betelnut or kambang shells.
For years the 'betelnut beauties' have been a common sight along busy highways across Taiwan, but now one local government has decided it's time to cover them up.
He listened as the men, chewing betelnut, recalled years of routing the bush for berries to eat, of their comrades' deaths left unattended on the rocky peaks; and then, together, they prayed for a peaceful referendum.
In 1951, sales tax and central excise on tea, tobacco and betelnut were added to the pool.
People raise money for necessities such as salt, clothes, medicine, and school fees through the small-scale trade of cash crops like betelnut and mustard, as well as surplus food crops.
(6) Orta's Coloquios lacked visuals; however in the supplement to Carolus Clusius' Latin translation of Coloquios--are included woodcuts of four Indian species--banyan, black pepper, betelnut and coconut.
Comparison of knowledge, attitude and practices of betelnut users in two socio-economic areas of Karachi.
The Units engaged in the manufacture of agro and food products are mainly exporting products such as black pepper, ground red pepper, white pepper, betelnut cut, organic soyabeans, chilli powder, yellow split peas, chana dal, masoor dal, turmeric powder, organic onion, vegetable frozen foods, honey, organic cardamom powder, sandalwood powder, frozen sea food, organic cardamom powder and tea, etc.