Cogon
Cogon Co*gon", n. [Sp., prob. fr. a native name.] A tall, coarse grass ({Imperata arundinacea}) of the Philippine Islands and adjacent countries, used for thatching. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • cogon — [kō gōn′] n. [Sp cogón < Tagalog name] any of several tall, coarse grasses (genus Imperata), esp. a grass ( I. cylindrica) of the Philippines, used for forage and thatching …   English World dictionary

  • cogón — m. Planta de la familia de las Gramíneas, propia de los países cálidos, que tiene las flores en panoja cilíndrica y cuyas cañas sirven en Filipinas para techar las casas en el campo …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Cogon — 1 Original name in latin Cogon Name in other language Cogon, Kogon State code PH Continent/City Asia/Manila longitude 10.0372 latitude 123.4539 altitude 64 Population 2564 Date 2012 01 17 2 Original name in latin Cogon Name in other language… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • cogón — ► sustantivo masculino BOTÁNICA Planta gramínea propia de los países cálidos. (Imperata arundinacea.) * * * cogón (Imperata arundinacea) m. Cierta *planta gramínea tropical con panojas cilíndricas, con cuyas cañas se techan las chozas en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • cogon — noun Etymology: Spanish cogón, from Tagalog & Visayan kugon Date: 1898 any of several tall grasses (genus Imperata, especially I. cylindrica) of southeastern Asia used especially for thatching, fodder, and erosion control …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cogon — noun Any of several perennial rhizomatous grasses of genus Imperata, especially Imperata cylindrica. Syn: cogon grass, cogongrass, satintail, cotton wool grass, silver spike, speargrass, blady grass …   Wiktionary

  • cogon — ritininė imperata statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis, vaistinis augalas (Imperata cylindrica), paplitęs atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Imperata cylindrica angl. alang alang; blady grass; cogon;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cogon — /koh gohn /, n. a tall, coarse grass, Imperata cylindrica, of the tropics and subtropics, used widely for thatching. [1895 1900; < Sp < Tagalog kugon] * * * …   Universalium

  • cogon — co·gon …   English syllables

  • cogon — co•gon [[t]koʊˈgoʊn[/t]] n. pln a tall coarse grass, Imperata cylindrica, of the tropics and subtropics, used widely for thatching • Etymology: 1895–1900; < Sp < Tagalog kugon …   From formal English to slang

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