A plant genus of the family ARECACEAE. It is a tropical palm tree that yields a large, edible hard-shelled fruit from which oil and fiber are also obtained.
A cluster of FLOWERS (as opposed to a solitary flower) arranged on a main stem of a plant.
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A plant genus of the family ARECACEAE that should not be confused with ACORUS CALAMUS.
The fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds.
A plant order of the subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. It includes 18 families, approximately 175 genera, and 3,400 species. Its members are mostly tropical trees and shrubs.
A plant genus of the family VITACEAE. Cissus rufescence gum is considered comparable to TRAGACANTH.
A plant genus of the family ARECACEAE. Members contain ARECOLINE and CATECHIN. The leaves and nuts have been used as masticatories, stimulants, and astringents in traditional medicine. The common name of betel is also used for PIPER BETLE. The common name of catechu is sometimes used for ACACIA CATECHU.
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Planet that is the third in order from the sun. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the SOLAR SYSTEM.