Betta, Beṭṭa: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Betta in India is the name of a plant defined with Areca catechu in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Areca faufel Gaertn. (among others).

2) Betta is also identified with Atalantia monophylla It has the synonym Turraea virens Hellen., non L. (etc.).

3) Betta is also identified with Calamus rotang It has the synonym Palmijuncus monoecus (Roxb.) Kuntze (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· The Civil and Natural History of Jamaica in Three Parts (1756)
· Annales du muséum national d’histoire naturelle (1805)
· Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden (Calcutta) (1908)
· Acta Botanica Indica (1990)
· Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine (2007)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Beṭṭa (ಬೆಟ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] a natural raised part of the earth’s surface, usu. rising more or less abruptly; a hill.

2) [noun] (fig.) a very difficult, formadable task.

3) [noun] ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಕುರಿವೇಲು [bettada kurivelu] beṭṭada kurivēlu the plant Anisochilus dysophylloides of Lamiceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಕುತ್ತಿ [bettada kutti] beṭṭada kutti the tree Melochia umbellata of Sterculiaceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಕಮ್ಮಗಗ್ಗರೆ [bettada kammagaggare] beṭṭada kamma gaggare the plant Wendlandia thyrsoidea ( = W. notoniana) of Rubiaceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಕನ್ನೆಸೊಪ್ಪು [bettada kannesoppu] beṭṭada kanne soppu the plant Cyanotis cristata of Commelinaceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಕಣಿಗಲು [bettada kanigalu] beṭṭada kaṇigalu the tree Dillenia racteata of Dilleniaceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಅರಳಿ [bettada arali] beṭṭada arḷi the ficus tree, Ficus arnottiana of Moraceae family; wild peepul; ಬೆಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ಕಲ್ಲು ಹೊರು [bettakke kallu horu] beṭṭakke kallu horu to take a thing where it is in plenty; to waste one’s efforts; to carry coals to New Castle; ಬೆಟ್ಟ ಕಡಿ [betta kadi] beṭṭa kaḍi (sarc.) to do a very important or strenuous work; ಬೆಟ್ಟ ಅಗೆದು ಇಲಿ ಹಿಡಿ [betta agedu ili hidi] beṭṭa agedu ili hiḍi to employ great force to achieve little; to go out a hawking for butterflies; to bring forth a mouse for a mountain in labour; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಕುಪ್ಪಿ [bettada kuppi] beṭṭada kuppi the plant Laggera alata of Asteraceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಪರಂಗಿ [bettada paramgi] beṭṭada parangi the tree Carica candamarcensis of Caricaceae family; 2. its fruit; mountain papaya; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಹಸಿರುಗೋಣಿ [bettada hasirugoni] beṭṭada hasiru gōṇi the tree Dalbergia lanceolaria of Papilionaceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಬೇವು [bettada bevu] beṭṭada bēvu the large sized, deciduous tree Melia dubia of Meliaceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಹುಣಿಸೆ [bettada hunise] beṭṭada huṇise the tree Garcinia xanthochymus ( = G. pictoria, = G. tinctoria) of Guttiferae family; Mysore gamboge tree; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ದವನ [bettada davana] beṭṭada davana the plant Conyza stricta of Asteraceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಗೋನು [bettada gonu] beṭṭada gōnu the tree Aleurites triloba of Euphorbiaceae family; varnish tree; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಭಂಗಿಸೊಪ್ಪು [bettada bhamgisoppu] beṭṭada bhangi soppu the foul-smelling, henbane plant Hyoscyamus muticus of Solanaceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಬೆಂಡು [bettada bemdu] beṭṭada beṇḍu the plant Abutilon polyandrum of Malvaceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಹುರುಳಿ [bettada huruli] beṭṭada huruḷi the plant Mundulia sericea ( = M. suberosa) of Papiionaceae family; ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಸುವಾಸಿನಿ ಹುಲ್ಲು [bettada suvasini hullu] beṭṭada suvāsini hullu the grass Fimbrystylis argentea of Cyperaceae family.

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Betta (ಬೆತ್ತ):—

1) [noun] the rattan Calamus polygamus ( = C. flagellum) of Arecaceae family, the slender, long stems which are used in making furniture.

2) [noun] a piece of rattan or the stem of anyother plant, used for flogging.

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