a types of pepper Piper betle the leaves of which are chewed using areca or betel nut and just a little shell lime because of the residents for the East Indies It is a woody climber with ovate many-nerved leaves
- a leaf of a vine through the betel pepper
- Asian pepper plant whoever leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed for the betel hand) by southeast Asians
- A species of pepper (Piper betle), the leaves which are chewed, using the areca or betel fan and a little shell lime, because of the residents regarding the East Indies. It's a woody climber with ovate many-nerved leaves.
1550s, probably via Portuguese betel, from Malayalam vettila, from veru ila "easy leaf."
(n.) A species of pepper (Piper betle), the leaves that tend to be chewed, with the areca or betel fan and only a little shell lime, because of the inhabitants of East Indies. It really is a woody climber with ovate many-nerved leaves.
Arecoline is an oil, and the physiological action of the betel nut is alone due to this substance.