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Areca vs. Betel — What's the Difference?

Areca vs. Betel — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Areca and Betel

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Areca

Areca is a genus of 51 species of palms in the family Arecaceae, found in humid tropical forests from the islands of the Philippines, Malaysia and India, across Southeast Asia to Melanesia. The generic name Areca is derived from a name used locally on the Malabar Coast of India.
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Betel

The betel (Piper betle) is a vine of the family Piperaceae, which includes pepper and kava. Betel leaf is mostly consumed in Asia, and elsewhere in the world by some Asian emigrants, as betel quid or in paan, with areca nut and/or tobacco.
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Areca

See betel palm.
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Betel

An evergreen vine (Piper betle) of South and Southeast Asia, having heart-shaped or ovate leaves that are used to wrap betel nuts.
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Areca

Any of various other palms in the genera Areca and Dypsis.
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Betel

Either of two plants often used in combination:
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Areca

Any member of the genus Areca of about fifty species of single-stemmed palms in the family Arecaceae, found in humid tropical forests.
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Betel

An evergreen Indian creeping shrub, Piper betle, whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut: the betel pepper
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Areca

A genus of palms, one species of which (Areca catechu) produces the areca nut, or betel nut, which is chewed in India and Southeast Asia with the leaf of the Piper Betle and lime.
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Betel

The seed of the betel palm, Areca catechu: the betel nut
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Areca

Any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nuts
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Betel

A quid (chewing preparation) containing these and other plant materials; paan.
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Betel

A species of pepper (Piper betle), the leaves of which are chewed, with the areca or betel nut and a little shell lime, by the inhabitants of the East Indies. It is a woody climber with ovate many-nerved leaves.
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Betel

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