Kif vs Kie - What's the difference?

kif | kie |

As an acronym kif

is (computing|artificial intelligence) knowledge interchange format.

As a noun kie is

(uk|dialect|obsolete) kine; cows.

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Alternative forms

* (l), (l), (l), (l)


  • A kind of cannabis smoked in Morocco and Algeria, for narcotic or intoxicating effect.
  • * 1809 , James Grey Jackson, An Account of the Empire of Marocco , VIII:
  • The kief , which is the flower and seeds of the plant, is the strongest, and a pipe of it half the size of a common English tobacco-pipe, is sufficient to intoxicate.
  • * 1882 , C. Rollin-Tilton, translating Edmondo de Amicis, Morocco: Its People & Places :
  • I perceived the odour of kif , and recognised the voices of Selam the Second, Abd-el-Rhaman, and others; it was an Arab orgie in full swing.
  • * 1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 80:
  • The trade goods – Persian rugs, salt, muskets, kif – trailed out behind them over the dunes, still lashed to the backs of rotting animals.
  • * 2000 , (JG Ballard), Super-Cannes , Fourth Estate 2011, p. 52:
  • *:‘Some taxi driver, a Maghrebian…he suddenly swerved. They smoke kief , you know.’
  • The trichome of marijuana, a green powdery substance that falls from dry marijuana high in THC and other cannabinoid compounds.
  • kie



    (en-plural noun)
  • (UK, dialect, obsolete) kine; cows
  • (Halliwell)
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