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The leaf of the betel pepper Piper betle or the nut of the betel palm Areca catechu, sometimes chewed, especially by people of the Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia, as a digestive and for its psychotropic effects of mild euphoria. See also euphoriant. [Portuguese, from Malayalam vettila]

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