or khat, qat
- 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
Examples from the Web for khat
Contemporary Examples of khat
Both are synthetic versions of a natural ingredient found in the East African khat plant.What’s the Deal With Bath Salts? FAQ on the Designer Drug
May 31, 2012
Historical Examples of khat
Another plant universally used as a stimulant in Southern Arabia is khat (Catha edulis).
The staff instantly opened, and out of it sprang a man, who said that his name was Khat, a word which signifies begotten of wood.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
There it is the term in every-day use for any rough bedstead, such as the natives sleep on and call a khat.Concerning Animals and Other Matters
E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
- 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
- a variant spelling of khat