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kans

[kahns] /kɑns/
noun
1.
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
1870-1875
1870-75; < Hindi kās < Sanskrit kāśa; compare Pali, Prakrit kāsa

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