khat definition

  • noun:
    • An evergreen shrub (Catha edulis) native to tropical East Africa, having dark green opposite leaves which can be chewed fresh with their stimulating effects.
    • A tealike beverage ready from the leaves with this plant.
    • A shrub (Catha edulis) whose leaves are used as a mild stimulant when chewed or made as beverage; also a drug made out of this plant.
    • See kafta.
    • the leaves regarding the shrub Catha edulis that are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant

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