cogon

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noun co·gon \kō-ˈgōn\

Definition of cogon

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

Origin and Etymology of cogon

Spanish cogón, from Tagalog & Visayan kugon


First Known Use: 1839

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