khat

[ kaht ]
/ kɑt /

noun

Definition for khat (2 of 2)

kat

or khat, qat

[ kaht ]
/ kɑt /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for khat (1 of 2)

khat

kat

/ (kæt, kɑːt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for khat

C19: from Arabic qāt

British Dictionary definitions for khat (2 of 2)

kat
/ (kæt, kɑːt) /

noun

a variant spelling of khat
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Medical definitions for khat

kat

abbr.

katal
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