- 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 of sagoMalay sagu, flour from the pith of the sago palm
A powdery starch obtained from the pith of certain palm trees and cycads, used as a staple food chiefly in Asia and as a food thickener.
Origin of sagoMalay sagu, mealy pith.