cogon

noun
co·gon | \ kō-ˈgōn \

Definition of cogon 

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

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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