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Definition of "sago" [sa•go]

  • A powdery starch obtained from the trunks of certain sago palms and used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sago" in a sentence
  • "In addition, the sago is tasteless almost and needs careful seasoning."
  • "Unlike rice or barley, sago is not the fruit of a tiny stem, – it is the pith of the trunk of a great tree."
  • "One trunk of a tree in its fifteenth year sometimes yields six hundred pounds weight of sago, or meal (for the word sago signifies meal in the dialect of Amboyna)."