- an Indian grass of the genus Saccharum, used in some areas for fodder, thatching, etc., and being in other areas a troublesome weed.
Origin of kans
1870–75; < Hindi kās < Sanskrit kāśa; compare Pali, Prakrit kāsa
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Examples from the Web for kans
Appointed to-morrow for the interview with the Kans and Osage.
They secured their peltries, and pursued the Kans into the village.
Pretty soon he tied on his straw sandals and was off to Kans farm.
So, sad and sorry, he gathered it up in his two hands and went to Kans house.
Marched at seven o'clock; passed a very large Kans encampment, evacuated, which had been occupied last summer.