Definition of “betel” - English Dictionary


“betel” in English

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betelnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbiː.təl/ us /ˈbiː.t̬əl/

Examples from literature

  • Betel and pawn, a mixture for chewing, frequently offered in politeness, as snuff with us. 
  • He will dine, chew betel and smoke tobacco and enjoy a short midday rest. 
  • The idea that betel preserves the teeth seems to be unfounded. 
  • The princess, delighted at heart, but concealing her feelings, motioned to the prince to sit down near her, and gave him betel, flowers, perfumes, etc., through one of her attendants. 
  • The use of betel is unknown to them. 

(Definition of “betel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)