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areca

noun

Areca

noun

Etymology summary

Portuguese, from Malayalam aṭekka, areca nut, from Tamil aṭaikkāy.
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

New World Dictionary:

areca | Areca [genus]

any of a genus of palm trees, native to Asia and Australia, with a smooth, slender trunk and feathery compound leaves; especially, the betel palm (25 of 40 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Wiktionary:

areca | arecas [plural] | Areca [genus]

Any member of the genus Areca of about fifty species of single-stemmed palms in the family Arecaceae, found in humid tropical forests. (22 of 23 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

areca

any of various tall palms of the genus "Areca", which are native to southeastern Asia and have white flowers and orange or red egg-shaped nuts (25 of 303 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Oxford Dictionary:

areca | areca palm

a tropical Asian palm.; Genus Areca, family Palmae: several species, in particular A. catechu (14 of 40 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

areca

any of several tropical Asian palms (Areca or related genera) ; especially, "betel palm" (14 of 33 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

areca

Any of certain tropical Old World palms, such as those in the genera "Areca" and "Chrysalidocarpus". (16 of 30 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

areca

any tropical Asian palm of the genus "Areca", as the betel palm. (12 of 18 words, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Areca

a genus of about 50 species of palms in the family Arecaceae, found in humid tropical forests from China and India, across the Malay Archipelago, to the Solomon Islands. The generic name Areca is derived from a name used locally on the Malabar Coast of... (45 of 410 words, 2 images)

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Areca (disambiguation)

a genus of single-stemmed palms. Areca may also refer to: Areca nut, also known as betel nut, from the species Areca catechu | Areca palm, a name for Dypsis lutescens | Areca (company), Taiwanese company | Areca Backup, software | Arecaceae, the palm ... (39 of 94 words, 5 definitions)

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Encarta Dictionary:

areca | arecas [plural] | Areca [genus]

a tall palm tree with white flowers. Native to: Southeast Asia. Genus Areca. (13 of 34 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

areca

Origin: Portuguese, from Malayalam aṭekka, areca nut, from Tamil aṭaikkāy.

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New World Dictionary:

areca

Origin: Modern Latin from Portuguese; probably from Malayalam adekka

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Merriam-Webster:

areca

First use: 1510

Origin: New Latin, from Portuguese, from Malayalam aṭaykka

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Collins Dictionary:

areca

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Portuguese, from Malayalam adekka

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Wiktionary:

areca | arecas [plural]

Origin: Portuguese from Malayalam അടയ്ക്ക (áḍekka)

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Oxford Dictionary:

areca | areca palm

Origin: Portuguese from Malayalam áḍekka

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/areca

Encarta Dictionary:

areca | arecas [plural]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: Portuguese from Malayalam aṭekka

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586702​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

areca

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "areca"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "areca"

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the Free Dictionary:

areca

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "areca"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "areca" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

areca | arecas [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "areca"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

areca

Audio: North American pronunciation of "areca"

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areca

Audio: North American pronunciation of "areca"

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YourDictionary Audio:

areca

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "areca" by speech synthesizer

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