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kat

or khat, qat

[ kaht ]
/ kɑt /
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Definition of kat

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.
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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

kat
/ (kæt, kɑːt) /

noun
a variant spelling of khat
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Medical definitions for kat

kat

abbr.
katal
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