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

 

betel

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbiːtl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːtl//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the leaves of a climbing plant, also called betel, chewed by people in Asia Word Origin mid 16th cent.: via Portuguese from Malayalam ver̲r̲ila.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: betel

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