sago

[sey-goh]
noun
a starchy foodstuff derived from the soft interior of the trunk of various palms and cycads, used in making puddings.

Origin:
1545–55; earlier sagu < Malay

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sago (ˈseɪɡəʊ)
 
n
a starchy cereal obtained from the powdered pith of a sago palm, used for puddings and as a thickening agent
 
[C16: from Malay sāgū]

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sago
"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.
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Example sentences
In the matter of sago, for instance, which swells so when cooked.
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.
Sago pondweed presence was treated as an indicator variable.
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