khat khat  /ˈkɑt/


  • (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



  1. Never mind the social effects of an entire nation addled by the narcotic leaf khat, growing the plant could leave the country short of drinking water.
  2. Once largely a social pastime, the ancient practice of chewing khat is taking on troubling dimensions.
  3. We see wily corsairs in ragged clothing swarming out of their elusive mother ships, chewing narcotic khat while thumbing GPS phones and grappling hooks.


  • Kansas City Man Indicted for Distributing Khat

    A Kansas City, MO man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for distributing cathinone, a controlled substance found in graba, a dried form of khat.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Kansas City InfoZine

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  1. "We don't want the khat to be stopped, we don't want an al Shabaab administration," demonstrator Ali Mohamed told Reuters.
    on Mar 25, 2009 By: Ali Mohammed Source: Reuters South Africa

  2. "From today onwards we have banned khat in the areas we control," Mr Ahmed said. "Dealers found in possession of khat will pay 7 million Somali shillings ($5,000) and the khat will be burned. This substance is badly influencing our people."
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: Sharif Sheik Ahmed Source: BBC News

  3. "Khat is the whiskey of Yemen," said Saleh Amid Qalan, a 32-year-old government employee, standing in a passage next to the seventh century Great Mosque, the country's oldest.
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: Ali Abdullah Saleh Source: Bloomberg

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