Definition of Areca catechu
1. Noun. Southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk).
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Literary usage of Areca catechu
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1. Companion to the Botanical Magazine by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1835)
"Trunk erect, generally thicker than that of the common Pisang (Areca catechu) armed, ... Areca catechu ..."
2. A Descriptive Dictionary of British Malaya by Nicholas Belfield Dennys (1894)
"The most interesting of these, in an economic point of view, are the cocoa-nut, the Areca catechu or pinang, the Areca sigillaria or nibong, ..."
3. The Vegetable Alkaloids: With Particular Reference to Their Chemical by Amé Pictet (1904)
"ALKALOIDS OF THE BETEL-NUT PALM IN 1888-1891 Jahns ' isolated from areca- or betel-nuts, the fruit of the Areca catechu (family of the Palms), the following ..."
4. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera (1901)
"Areca catechu, L. NOM. VULG.—Boya, Tag.; Betel-nut Palm, Areca, Eng. USES.—The seeds form part of a masticatory very common throughout the extreme Orient, ..."