areca nut


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n areca nut seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia
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In literature:

This tree produces the commonly-called "betel-nut," but more properly the areca-nut.
"Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
For the areca nut is the betel nut.
"Concerning Animals and Other Matters" by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
One more plantation, a grove of the stately areca-nut or betel trees, we determined to visit before taking the boat.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 29. August, 1873." by Various
At the foot of the main cliff was a cluster of fruit-bearing trees, plantains, areca-nuts, and cocoa-palms.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
The Areca is the nut, the leaves only of betel are used.
"The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay" by Arthur Phillip
The ARECA PALM; extensive use of the nuts in the East as a masticatory.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Betel-nut: or areca, see Pinang.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
The areca-nut palm is also plentiful in Singapore.
"The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands" by Anonymous
The Kling squatted upon his heels, chewing areca nut, and spitting long distances before him.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
It is used with the areca-nut, the product of the graceful areca-palm.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
In Europe a favourite dentifrice is prepared from the areca-nut.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
All the Oriental palms, as the cocoa-nut, the areca, the sago, &c., abound here.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
The natives spread over the leaf a little slaked-lime, and place at one end a small piece of areca-nut and cardamom.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
ARECA NUT Nut "eaten" by the Indians with betel leaf or lime.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
It is improved for transporting rice, areca nuts, choice cabinet woods, and other inland products to the coast.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
This he places, with betel leaves and areca nuts, near the grave.
"Omens and Superstitions of Southern India" by Edgar Thurston
I will now leave the subject of areca-nut and revert to that of elephants.
"Memoir of Hendrick Zwaardecroon, commandeur of Jaffnapatam" by Hendrick Zwaardecroon
Rice, areca-nuts, and betel-vine leaf are the chief agricultural products.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
Areca-nuts and copra are also exported in some quantities, more especially from Muar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
It is eaten in small pieces with betel-leaf and areca-nut.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell