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Areca

Pronunciation: ar′ĕ-kă

Definition: A genus of Asian palms; one species, Areca catechu, furnishes a. nuts, or betel nuts, which contain arecoline and 15% red tannin, are chewed in the East Indies; have anthelmintic and stimulant actions.

[Malay]

See Also: betel nut

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