khat

khat
/kaht/, n.
kat.

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Slender, straight, East African tree (Catha edulis; family Celastraceae).

Reaching a height of 80 ft (25 m), the khat tree has large, oval, finely toothed, bitter-tasting leaves. Its best-known relatives are the ornamentals euonymus and bittersweet. Khat leaves are chewed for the stimulants they contain, and the drug is central to social life in some countries.

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