cogon

noun

co·​gon kō-ˈgōn How to pronounce cogon (audio)
: 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. Washington Post, 27 July 2019

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Word History

Etymology

Spanish cogón, from Tagalog & Visayan kugon

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cogon was in 1839

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“Cogon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cogon. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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