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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cadang-cadang was in 1942

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“Cadang-cadang.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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