kratom

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English[edit]

A kratom tree

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Thai กระท่อม (grà-tɔ̂m).

Noun[edit]

kratom (countable and uncountable, plural kratoms)

  1. A tree, Mitragyna speciosa, endemic to Southeast Asia.
    • 2016 October 22, Marc T. Swogger, A ban too far, New Scientist, Issue 3096, page 20:
      When the US Drug Enforcement Administration announced plans to criminalise the sale and possession of the psychoactive plant kratom, people across the country became interested in a leaf used medicinally for centuries in parts of Asia.
  2. The dried leaves of this tree, used in traditional medicine or recreationally for their stimulant and analgesic effects.

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kratom f

  1. dative plural of krata