khat

noun \ˈkät\
variants: or less commonly

or

kat

play \ˈkät\

Definition of khat

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

Origin and Etymology of khat

Arabic qāt


First Known Use: 1856


Medical Dictionary

khat

noun
variants: also

kat

or

qat

or

quat

\ˈkät\play

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


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