ca·​dang-ca·​dang | \ ˈkäˌdäŋˈkäˌdäŋ \
plural -s

Definition of cadang-cadang

: an infectious chlorotic disease of the coconut palm particularly destructive in the Philippines and characterized by yellow-bronzing especially of the older lower leaves

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First Known Use of cadang-cadang

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cadang-cadang

Iloko kadang-kadang stilts; from the appearance of the palm affected by the disease

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“Cadang-cadang.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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