cogon

cogon

[koh-gohn]
noun
a tall, coarse grass, Imperata cylindrica, of the tropics and subtropics, used widely for thatching.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Spanish < Tagalog kugon

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cogon (ˈkəʊɡəʊn)
 
n
any of the coarse tropical grasses of the genus Imperata, esp I. cylindrica and I. exaltata of the Philippines, which are used for thatching
 
[from Spanish cogón, from Tagalog kugon]

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