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sago palm

any of several tropical Old World palms, as of the genera Metroxylon and Caryota, that yield sago.
a cycad, Cycas revoluta, of Japan, having a crown of glossy, fernlike leaves, grown as an ornamental.
Origin of sago palm
1760-70 Unabridged
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  • The other staple of their existence is a gruel made from the sago palm.
  • Clutch-shaped, it was deftly fashioned from natural-colored, dried sago palm fibers and worked in a herringbone pattern.
British Dictionary definitions for sago palm

sago palm

any of various tropical Asian palm trees, esp any of the genera Metroxylon, Arenga, and Caryota, the trunks of which yield sago
any of several palmlike cycads that yield sago, esp Cycas revoluta
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