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Areca Catechu | Areca catechu Areca catechu is the areca palm or areca nut palm betel palm, Filipino: bunga, Indonesia/Malay: pinang, Malayalam: അടക്ക adakka, Kannada: ಅಡಿಕೆ Adike), ( in Tamil "kamuhu" in Sinhala "Puwak" ) a species of palm which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa. The palm is believed to have originated in the Philippines. but is widespread in cultivation

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Spice box, Silver and silver gilt,Malwa,1st half 19th century

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Areca Nut. The Areca nut is the seed of the Areca palm, which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa. It is commonly referred to as "betel nut" as it is often chewed wrapped in betel leaves.

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