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cogon

[ koh-gohn ]

noun

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


cogon

/ ˈkəʊɡəʊn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cogon1

1895–1900; < Spanish < Tagalog kugon
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cogon1

from Spanish cogón, from Tagalog kugon
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Example Sentences

The cogon grass in this river bottom was the tallest I ever saw, some clumps being well over twenty feet high.

Then the people gathered together, and took one plate and five leaves of cogon grass and made a ceremony.

Here the way was choked with rank cogon grass, growing from eight to twelve feet high.

They stopped a moment in consultation; then Pedro slid smoothly through the cogon toward the camp.

Then the horse rustled softly through the high cogon, struck the road again below the house, galloped off in sudden clatter.

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