Any of various tropical palm trees of Asia and Oceania, especially Metroxylon sagu, used as a source of sago.
Either of two palmlike Asian cycads (Cycas revoluta or C. circinalis) used as a source of sago and widely planted as ornamentals. All parts of the plants contain toxins, which are removed when processed to make starch.
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Sago Palm Sentence Examples
The vegetation is also rich, and Amboyna produces most of the common tropical fruits and vegetables, including the sago-palm, bread-fruit, cocoa-nut, sugar-cane, maize, coffee, pepper and cotton.
Not only are rice and maize, sugar and coffee, among the widely cultivated crops, but the coco-nut, the bread-fruit, the banana and plantain, the sugar-palm, the tea-plant, the sago-palm, the coco-tree, the ground-nut, the yam, the cassava, and others besides, are of practical importance.
Of plants that furnish food for man the most important are rice, maize and millet, coffee, the coco-nut tree, sago-palm, the obi or native potato, the bread-fruit and the tamarind; with lemons, oranges, mangosteens, wild-plums, Spanish pepper, beans, melons and sugar-cane.
The people of Papua obtain their starch from the sago palm which gives and extremely generous yield for remarkably little effort.
After an hour 's walk we reached a genuine sago palm forest.