Definition of betel nut noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


betel nut

BrE BrE//ˈbiːtl nʌt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːtl nʌt//
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the slightly bitter nut of a tropical Asian palm, that is cut into small pieces, wrapped in betel leaves, and chewed Word OriginPortuguese betel from Malayalam ver̲r̲ila
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