Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) powdery starch from certain sago palms; used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener

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Alternate forms of Sago

Hyponyms: pearl sago

Hypernyms: amylum, starch

Origin of the word Sago

  1. "starch made of the piths of palms," 1555, via Port. and Du. from Malay sagu, the name of the palm tree from which it is obtained. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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