Definition of Piper betel

1. Noun. Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians.

Exact synonyms: Betel, Betel Pepper
Group relationships: Genus Piper, Piper
Generic synonyms: Pepper Vine, True Pepper

Lexicographical Neighbors of Piper Betel

Pinus taeda
Pinus thunbergii
Pinus torreyana
Pinus virginiana
Pioneer Day
Pioneer Days
Piophila casei
Pipa americana
Pipa pipa
Piper's forceps
Piper betel (current term)
Piper cubeba
Piper longum
Piper nigrum
Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Pipistrellus subflavus

Literary usage of Piper betel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Quarterly Compendium of Medical Science by D. G. Brinton (1887)
"... a supply of the leaves of the Piper betel, L., which are used in India for chewing with areca-nut, has recently been imported into Germany. ..."

2. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"The Piper betel, belongs to the pepper family of plants and furnishes the celebrated leaf of the Southern Asiatics, ..."

3. The Solomon Islands and Their Natives by Henry Brougham Guppy (1887)
"The Piper betel, which is known in Bougainville Straits as the " kolu," is grown in the plantations, where it is trailed around the stems of bananas and the ..."

4. The Veterinary Record, and Transactions of the Veterinary Medical Association by Veterinary Medical Association (1845)
"East India Company's service, as a vermifuge for the horse, is not, as by some botanical writers thought, obtained from the piper-betel, but is the fruit of ..."

5. A Dictionary, Hindustani & English: Accompanied by a Reversed Dictionary by Duncan Forbes (1866)
"... f. a small "plant bearing a pungent leaf (Piper betel), which, with the areca ... f. beti'l (Piper betel) "or its leaf; m. the pan bearer; a servant who ..."

6. The Journal of Foreign Medical Science and Literature edited by Samuel Emlen (1818)
"The leaf of the piper betel does not possess the qualities ascribed to the folium indicum. When fresh pulled the betel leaf is soft and succulent, ..."

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