khat

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From Arabic قات.

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khat (countable and uncountable, plural khats)

  1. 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.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 31:
      Of course he was an amateur of quat – hashish – which delighted the cops.
    • 2011, Jay Badahur, The Guardian, 24 May 2011:
      Habitually munching on narcotic leaves of khat, they are easy enough to spot, their gleaming Toyota four-wheel-drives slicing paths around beaten-up wheelbarrows and pushcarts.

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khat m (plural khats)

  1. khat; qat



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khat m (invariable) (Variant of: chat)

  1. khat