khat

[kaht]

kat

or khat, qat

[kaht]
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

First recorded in 1855–60, kat is from the Arabic word qāt
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khat

kat

noun
  1. a white-flowered evergreen shrub, Catha edulis, of Africa and Arabia, whose leaves have narcotic properties
  2. the leaves of this shrub, chewed or prepared as a drink

Word Origin for khat

C19: from Arabic qāt

kat

noun
  1. a variant spelling of khat
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khat in Medicine

kat

abbr.
  1. katal
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