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sa·go / ˈsāgō/ • n. (pl. -os) 1. edible starch that is obtained from a palm and is a staple food in parts of the tropics. ∎  (also sago pudding) a sweet dish made from sago and milk. 2. (sago palm) the palm (Metroxylon sagu) from which most sago is obtained, growing in freshwater swamps in Southeast Asia. ∎  any of a number of other palms or cycads that yield a similar starch.

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sago Starchy grains prepared from the pith of the swamp sago (Metroxylon sagu) and the sugar palm (Arenga pinnuta); almost pure starch and sugars (sucrose, glucose, and fructose), free from protein.

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sago XVI (sagu; later sagow, sagoe; in XVIII, after Du., sago). — (orig. through Pg.) Malay sagu.

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sago See CYCAS.