khat

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From Arabic قات(qāt).

Noun[edit]

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.
    • 2004, Khushwant Singh, Burial at Sea, Penguin 2014, p. 25:
      ‘And skinny Arab beggars who chew qat all day long to kill their appetites and get high on the weed.’
    • 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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Noun[edit]

khat

  1. khat (plant)
  2. khat (drug)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of khat (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative khat
genitive khatin
partitive khatia
illative khatiin
singular plural
nominative khat
accusative nom. khat
gen. khatin
genitive khatin
partitive khatia
inessive khatissa
elative khatista
illative khatiin
adessive khatilla
ablative khatilta
allative khatille
essive khatina
translative khatiksi
instructive
abessive khatitta
comitative

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khat m ‎(plural khats)

  1. khat; qat

Italian[edit]

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khat m ‎(invariable) (Variant of: chat)

  1. khat

Portuguese[edit]

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khat m (plural khats)

  1. khat (Catha edulis, a shrub of eastern Africa and Arabia, used as a drug)