n. the seed of the betel palm, also known as the areca nut (Areca catechu). When chewed upon, its flavor serves as a mild stimulant. It is popular among local populations in the islands of the Pacific and Indian Ocean.

BETEL NUT: "More than a stimulant, the arecoline in betel nut has also been developed into an antihelmintic drug."
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