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kat

or khat, qat

[kaht] /kɑt/
noun
1.
an evergreen shrub, Catha edulis, of Arabia and Africa, the leaves of which are used as a narcotic when chewed or made into a beverage.
Origin of kat
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60, kat is from the Arabic word qāt

kata-

1.
variant of cata-.
Also, especially before a vowel, kat-.
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  • Therefore kat Howard is up for all of he, and I may loosen my feelings.'

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  • He poured out a flood of questions about the kat Howard Poins had seen.

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  • Now even what make of thing is it that kat Howard is like to do or be done by?'

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  • I will sue for peace with the Pope, and set up a chapel to kat's memory.'

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  • For it was certain that kat Howard would have no truck with Cranmer.

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British Dictionary definitions for kat

kat

/kæt; kɑːt/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of khat

kata-

prefix
1.
a variant of cata-
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kat in Medicine

kat abbr.
katal

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