/ betl̩ /
betel pepper · Piper betel
ETYM Portu., from Tamil vettilei, prop. meaning, a mere leaf.
Asiatic palm, yielding nut which is wrapped in leaf of same tree and chewed; areca.
Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians; SYN. betel pepper, Piper betel.