cogon

noun
co·​gon | \ kō-ˈgōn How to pronounce cogon (audio) \

Definition of cogon

: any of several tall grasses (genus Imperata, especially I. cylindrica) of southeastern Asia used especially for thatching, fodder, and erosion control

Examples of cogon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The islands are famous for their tiny ancestral stone houses with coral walls and cogon grass roofs and are often lashed by seasonal typhoons. Jim Gomez, BostonGlobe.com, "8 dead, 60 hurt as quakes shake northern Philippine isles," 27 July 2019 The islands are famous for their tiny ancestral stone houses with coral walls and cogon grass roofs and are often lashed by seasonal typhoons. Washington Post, "8 dead, 60 hurt as quakes shake northern Philippine isles," 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of cogon

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cogon

Spanish cogón, from Tagalog & Visayan kugon

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“Cogon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cogon. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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