cogon grass

cogon grass

also called  alang-alang , or  blady grass (Imperata cylindrica) 

      one of about seven species of perennials constituting the genus Imperata (family Poaceae), native to temperate and tropical regions of the Old World. Cogon grass is a serious weed in cultivated areas of South Africa and Australia. Satintail (I. brevifolia), a tall grass native to western North America, has a thin, silvery flower cluster. Each spikelet bears many long, silky hairs.

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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

  • 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.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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 [[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