sago

noun
sa·​go | \ ˈsā-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce sago (audio) \
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

Examples of sago in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some gardeners also report success using a home remedy of solutions made from coffee grounds applied to all parts of the sago and soil near the trunk. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 27 Nov. 2021 Many like a multiple trunk sago, but the plants can become congested and full of shoots. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 12 June 2021 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, 13 Apr. 2018 Check sagos for white cycad scale; control as needed with a natural oil spray. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 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, 19 Jan. 2018 Many sagos are flowering, and your plant has produced a female inflorescence. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 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, 13 Apr. 2018 Check sagos for white cycad scale; control as needed with a natural oil spray. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 31 Mar. 2018

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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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8 Dec 2021

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“Sago.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sago. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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 How to pronounce sago (audio) \
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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