kat

kat

[kaht]
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.
Also, khat, qat.


Origin:
1855–60; < Arabic qāt

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kat (kæt, kɑːt)
 
n
a variant spelling of khat

khat or kat (kæt, kɑːt, kæt, kɑːt)
 
n
1.  a white-flowered evergreen shrub, Catha edulis, of Africa and Arabia, whose leaves have narcotic properties
2.  the leaves of this shrub, chewed or prepared as a drink
 
[C19: from Arabic qāt]
 
kat or kat
 
n
 
[C19: from Arabic qāt]

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