kangkong

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kangkong (uncountable)

  1. Water spinach, Ipomoea aquatica, grown for food in parts of Southeast Asia.
    • 2004, GJH Grubben, Vegetables, p. 334:
      Germination rates of local kangkong cultivars are often low (<60%) because of hard-seededness induced by long storage.
    • 2015, Labodalih Sembiring, translating Eka Kurniawan, Man Tiger, Verso 2015, p. 1:
      Not long after the plantation was declared bankrupt, people had arrived to put up boundary stakes, clear away the water hyacinths and vast tangles of kangkong, and plant the marsh with rice.