檳榔

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Chinese[edit]

areca; areca; the areca nut palm (tree)
trad. (檳榔)
simp. (槟榔)
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Etymology[edit]

From Malay pinang.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

檳榔

  1. betel nut, areca nut

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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檳榔 (binrō): the Areca catechu, the areca or betel palm.
Kanji in this term
びん
Hyōgaiji
ろう
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

From Chinese 檳榔 (bīngláng), itself from Malay pinang.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

檳榔 (hiragana びんろう, katakana ビンロウ, romaji binrō, historical hiragana びんらう)

  1. Areca catechu, the areca or betel palm
Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms in biology, this term is often spelled in katakana.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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檳榔 (birō): the Chinese fan palm.
Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji
ろう
Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Unknown. From Chinese, but the use of this term as an alternative spelling is of uncertain derivation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

檳榔 (hiragana びろう, katakana ビロウ, romaji birō, historical hiragana びらう)

  1. Alternative spelling of 蒲葵 (birō) Livistona chinensis, the Chinese fan palm
Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms in biology, this term is often spelled in katakana.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9