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khat

noun \ˈkät\

Definition of khat

  1. :  a shrub (Catha edulis) of the staff-tree family cultivated in the Middle East and Africa for its leaves and buds that are the source of a habituating stimulant when chewed or used as a tea; also :  its leaves and buds



Variants of khat

also qat or kat \ˈkät\

Origin of khat

Arabic qāt


First Known Use: 1858


Medical Dictionary

khat

noun

Medical Definition of khat

  1. :  a shrub (Catha edulis) cultivated in the Middle East and Africa for its leaves and buds that are the source of a habituating stimulant when chewed or used as a tea



Variants of khat

also kat or qat or quat \ˈkät\play

Learn More about khat

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "khat" Britannica English: Translation of "khat" for Arabic speakers


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