Khat definition

kät
An evergreen shrub (Catha edulis) native to tropical East Africa and Arabia, having dark green opposite leaves that contain cathinone and other stimulants.
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The leaves of this plant, chewed for their stimulating effect.
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An evergreen shrub (Catha edulis) native to tropical East Africa and Arabia, having dark green opposite leaves that contain cathinone and other stimulants.
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The leaves of this plant, chewed for their stimulating effect.
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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.
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A shrub Catha edulis whose leaves are used as a mild stimulant when chewed or brewed as tea; also a drug produced from this plant.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
khat
Plural:
khats

Origin of khat

  • Arabic qāt Amharic Tigrinya č̣āt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Arabic qāt Amharic Tigrinya č̣āt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic قات.

    From Wiktionary