khat definition by Webster's New World
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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: Arabic qāt
khat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An evergreen shrub (Catha edulis) native to tropical East Africa, having dark green opposite leaves that are chewed fresh for their stimulating effects.
- A tealike beverage prepared from the leaves of this plant.
Origin: Arabic qatt.