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
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noun pl. sa·gos
Origin: Malay sagu, mealy pith.