from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Old World perennial grass (Imperata cylindrica), widespread as a weed in warm regions and used for thatching.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several perennial rhizomatous grasses of genus Imperata, especially Imperata cylindrica.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tall, coarse grass (Imperata arundinacea) of the Philippine Islands and adjacent countries, used for thatching.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name in the Philippine Islands of Imperata arundinacea, a grass which takes possession of abandoned clearings and covers vast tracts of savanna land. It furnishes excellent material for thatching, but is fit for pasture only when young and tender. See alang-alang.
Spanish cogón, from Tagalog kugon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish cogón, from Tagalog and Visayan kugon (Wiktionary)