sago

noun
sa·go | \ ˈsā-(ˌ)gō \
plural sagos

Definition of sago 

: a dry granulated or powdered starch prepared from the pith of a sago palm and used in foods and as textile stiffening

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Many sagos are flowering, and your plant has produced a female inflorescence. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "How to treat blossom-end rot," 9 June 2018 It is primarily produced in Southeast Asia, where it is used to create desserts like the tapioca-like pudding sago gula melaka and klepon, coconut-coated rice cakes filled with liquid coconut sugar. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "What Is Coconut Sugar, the Alt-Sweetener Taking Over Baking?," 13 Apr. 2018 Check sagos for white cycad scale; control as needed with a natural oil spray. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "April in the garden," 31 Mar. 2018 On the last visit, the dessert was replaced by an even less satisfying sago pudding made from a starch of various palm stems. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bauer on Eight Tables: Sublime setting, but at $225 food needs to dazzle, too," 19 Jan. 2018 Q: White scale insects are present on our sagos, bamboo and gardenias. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "When adding new mulch, don't disturb old layer," 22 July 2017 Q: The underside of my sago foliage is being covered with a white scale. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Moss poses no risk to azaleas, but it may fight for space," 3 June 2017 White cycad scale is one of these that seems to sneak into the plantings to quickly cover trunks, leaves and inflorescence of the sagos to cause their decline. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Moss poses no risk to azaleas, but it may fight for space," 3 June 2017 Seeds from female sagos should be disposed of in January. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Are sago palms poisonous to dogs? Dan Gill's mailbag," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of sago

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sago

Malay sagu sago palm

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sago

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sago

: a substance that is made from a type of palm tree and used especially in cooking

sago

noun
sa·go | \ ˈsā-(ˌ)gō \
plural sagos

Medical Definition of sago 

: a dry granulated or powdered starch prepared from the pith of a sago palm and used in foods and as textile stiffening

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