sago definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. sagos
- an edible starch, also used in sizing textiles, prepared from the pith of the trunk of certain palms, from the underground stems of certain cycads, as the coontie, or from some other plants
- any of the palms that yield sago, esp., a Malayan tree (Metroxylon sagu)also sago palm
Origin: Malay sagu, flour from the pith of the sago palm
sago definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. sa·gos
A powdery starch obtained from the trunks of certain sago palms and used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener.
Origin: Malay sagu, mealy pith.