cogon

[ koh-gohn ]
/ koʊˈgoʊn /

noun

a tall, coarse grass, Imperata cylindrica, of the tropics and subtropics, used widely for thatching.

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Origin of cogon

1895–1900; < Spanish < Tagalog kugon
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British Dictionary definitions for cogon

cogon
/ (ˈkəʊɡəʊn) /

noun

any of the coarse tropical grasses of the genus Imperata, esp I. cylindrica and I. exaltata of the Philippines, which are used for thatching

Word Origin for cogon

from Spanish cogón, from Tagalog kugon
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