a plant (Catha edulis) of the staff-tree family, found in Africa and Arabia: the fresh leaf is chewed for its stimulating effects or used in tea
Origin of khatArabic qāt
- An evergreen shrub (Catha edulis) native to tropical East Africa and Arabia, having dark green opposite leaves that contain cathinone and other stimulants.
- The leaves of this plant, chewed for their stimulating effect.
Origin of khatArabic qāt; akin to Amharic and Tigrinya &ccaronlowdot;āt.
(countable and uncountable, plural khats)
From Arabic قات.