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areca a tree of the betel-nut genus of palms, Areca, native to SE Asia and the Indian subcontinent. [Portuguese, from Malayalam adekka].
betel the leaf of the betel-pepper (Piper betle) which is chewed in the East along with the areca-nut and lime. [Through Portuguese from Malayalam vettila].
choltry choultry a caravanserai; a shed used as a place of assembly.
copra coprah coppra copperah the dried kernel of the coconut, yielding coconut oil. [Through Portuguese from Malayalam koppara].
ginger The rootstock of Zingiber officinale, or another species of the genus (family Zingiberaceae) with a hot taste, used as a condiment. [Malayalam inchiver].
jak jack a tree of the East Indies of the breadfruit genus (Artocarpus); its fruit. [Portuguese jaca, from Malayalam chakka].
teak a large tree of the verbena family, Tectona grandis, of India and SE Asia, with opposite egg- shaped leaves and panicles of white flowers; the timber of this tree, a dark heavy oily wood of great strength and durability. [Malayalam tekka].
tindal a petty officer among lascars, or native East Indian sailors; a boatswain's mate; a cockswain. [Malayalam tandal].
urena any plant of the tropical genus Urena of the mallow family, yielding a jute substitute. [Malayalam uren].

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