or khat, qat
[ kaht ]
/ kɑt /
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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.
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Origin of kat
First recorded in 1855–60, kat is from the Arabic word qāt
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British Dictionary definitions for kat
/ (kæt, kɑːt) /
a variant spelling of khat
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Medical definitions for kat
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