American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An evergreen shrub (Catha edulis) native to tropical East Africa, having dark green opposite leaves that are chewed fresh for their stimulating effects.
- n. A tealike beverage prepared from the leaves of this plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See kafta.
- n. 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.
- n. the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant
- From Arabic قات. (Wiktionary)
- Arabic qatt. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A lot of time, they're chewing khat, which is this amphetamine-like twig that sort of makes them all tweaked out by the end of the day.”
“Quick research about Somali pirates will reveal a culture dependent on a nausea-killing plant called khat, or 'miraa' in Swahili.”
“There is quite a ritual to chewing khat, which is usually done sprawled on the floor, preferably on a carpet or blanket, with cushions to lean on.”
“And they see how countless Somali families are ruined, because the family father is too dependent on khat, which is also helping to support al-Shabaab.”
“Police recovered a drug called khat during a search of the vehicle.”
“Among them: chewing the mild narcotic known as khat and trading in drugs and prostitution.”
“Yemenis chew a stimulant called khat every afternoon.”
“The number one product airlifted from Kenya to Somali airports is the leafy narcotic drug khat, which is consumed widely across Somalia.”
“And everyone smokes khat, which is a leafy plant that temporarily deludes its users into feeling as if their problems are gone.”
“Of all art forms they excelled in, they take pride and cherish their mastery in calligraphy which is called khat in Arabic.”
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