Definition of African tea
1. Noun. The leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant. "In Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults"
Generic synonyms: Excitant, Stimulant, Stimulant Drug
Lexicographical Neighbors of African Tea
Literary usage of African tea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Chemistry of Common Life by James Finlay Weir Johnston, Arthur Herbert Church (1891)
"Botta adds to these qualities that, when fresh, the leaves are very intoxicating.1 This North african tea appears to be very extensively cultivated and used ..."
2. The Geometric Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations and Algebraic Functions by Georges Valiron (1984)
"... production between 1955 and 1962, the start of african tea production, and a nearly tenfold increase in African pyrethrum production (Berman 1990:379). ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1875)
".B. Parviflora, Lam., is the species mostly used, the leaves of which are given as a diuretic in the form of decoction. (For other african tea plants see ..."
4. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"By the latter it has also a direct and independent connection with the insular portion of the first region. The Indo-african tea is that portion of the ..."
5. Vegetable Technology: A Contribution Towards a Bibliography of Economic by Benjamin Daydon Jackson, George James Symons (1882)
"african tea plants. Pharm. Journ. III. iv. (1873) 421. Note on Liatris odoratissima. Pharm. Journ. III. iv. (1873) 322. Notes on the Areca palm. ..."
6. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"(C. intermedia E. Meyen, C. Vogelii Harv.) and other species, yield the Bush tea of S. Africa, african tea; Ger. ..."