Sago Definition

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.
Webster's New World
Any of the palms that yield sago, esp. a Malayan tree (Metroxylon sagu)
Webster's New World

Origin of Sago

  • Malay sagu, via Portuguese or Dutch.

    From Wiktionary

  • Malay sagu mealy pith

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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