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a·re·ca

 (ə-rē′kə, ăr′ĭ-kə)
n.
2. Any of various other palms in the genera Areca and Dypsis.

[Portuguese, from Malayalam aṭekka, areca nut, from Tamil aṭaikkāy.]
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areca

(ˈærɪkə; əˈriːkə)
n
1. (Plants) any of various tall palms of the genus Areca, which are native to SE Asia and have white flowers and orange or red egg-shaped nuts
2. (Botany) any of various tall palms of the genus Areca, which are native to SE Asia and have white flowers and orange or red egg-shaped nuts
[C16: from Portuguese, from Malayalam adekka]
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a•re•ca

(əˈri kə, ˈær ɪ-)

n., pl. -cas.
any tropical Asian palm of the genus Areca, as the betel palm.
[1500–10; < New Latin < Malayalam aṭaykka]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.areca - any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nutsareca - any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nuts
feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
genus Areca - a monocotyledonous genus of palm trees
Areca catechu, betel palm - southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)
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The Eco-dinnerware available at Conscious Convenience is made 100% with fallen Areca palm leaves, which are specially processed and then used to manufacture disposable cutlery.
Areca Palm: Also known as Butterfly Palm, it is extremely effective at removing indoor toxins like toluene and xylene found in nail paint removers and other correction fluids.
Plants that share the same habitat, or that depend on or are associated with each other commercially or otherwise, are described and illustrated within the same frame, like the areca palm and the betel-leaf vine.
The seat - with bamboo-shaped arms, legs of the areca palm and accents of anahaw leaves - is a visual botanical lesson on the country's most luscious flora.
Pottery Barn also has faux potted areca palm, sago palm and orchids as accents for living or dining areas, with other pieces such as palm-printed melamine plates or Kai leaf pillow covers.
The areca or betel nut is the fruit of the areca palm (Areca catechu).
In an experiment done by Nasa, the areca palm took first place and was ranked the best houseplant for cleaning the air and adding moisture to the surrounding atmosphere.
Since I had come across self-help groups who would make plates from fallen areca palm tree leaves, I focused my project on areca leaf plates."
Chapter Five represents a richly detailed study of the 'anthropogenetic translocation of Southeast Asian plants' that includes important evidence from linguistics and the natural sciences for the spread of sandalwood, areca palm, coconut palm, citrus cultivars, as well as ginger and other rhizomes.
(Arecaceae) (local name: supari) is more commonly known as the areca palm or betel nut palm because its fruit is chewed often with betel leaf.
In Sri Lanka the major varieties of palms are Palmyra Palm or Borassus Palm) Coconut Palm' or Cocos nucifera, Kitul palm or Caryota Urens and the Areca Nut palm or areca palm Areca catechu.