From Tamil வெற்றிலை (veṟṟilai), from [script needed] (vettr, “variety”) + இலை (ilai, “leaf”).
betel (usually uncountable, plural betels)
- Either of two plants often used in combination:
- an evergreen Indian creeping shrub, Piper betle, whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut: the betel pepper
- the seed of the betel palm, Areca catechu: the betel nut
- A quid (chewing preparation) containing these and other plant materials; paan.