sago palm

noun

Definition of sago palm

: a plant that yields sago: such as
a : any of various large pinnate-leaved palms (genus Metroxylon) of tropical southeastern Asia and especially one (M. sagu) that is the main source of commercially-produced sago
b : a cycad (Cycas revoluta) of subtropical Japan with palmlike fronds that is often grown in warm regions as an ornamental plant and has leaves and seeds toxic especially to animals

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Recent Examples on the Web Because of drought and water-use restrictions, it has been used in recent years as a decorative planter, with flowers and sago palms. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Alamo remains closed due to coronavirus restrictions, but work on $450 million makeover project continues in downtown San Antonio," 10 Apr. 2020 Problem: Drafty Windows (or Strong Air Conditioning) Solution: Jade plant (Crassula ovata), philodendron (Philodendron; picutred), and sago palm (Cycas revoluta) are all tough plants that can tolerate a breezy chill here and there. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Good Plants for Bad Spaces: How to Get Your Greenery Thriving in the Most Challenging Conditions," 14 Jan. 2020 Native to southern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands, cycads -- also known as Japanese sago palm -- are only found on steep limestone cliffs and are native to warmer parts of the world. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "Ancient tropical plants produce cones in UK for first time on record," 22 Aug. 2019 The extended cold front that rocked New Orleans in January may be gone, but its frost have had a lingering effect: sago palm fronds are in startlingly short supply, reports The Clarion Ledger. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, "Small supply of sago palms leaves Catholic churches scrambling: report," 18 Aug. 2017 And along the Gulf Coast, ice pellets covered the tops of sago palm trees, and stretches of I-10 were closed in Louisiana and across Alabama's Mobile Bay. Lizzy Acker, OregonLive.com, "Does that snowflake on your phone really mean snow in Portland next week?," 18 Jan. 2018 And along the Gulf Coast, ice pellets covered the tops of sago palm trees, and stretches of I-10 were closed in Louisiana and across Alabama's Mobile Bay. Lizzy Acker, OregonLive.com, "Does that snowflake on your phone really mean snow in Portland next week?," 18 Jan. 2018 And along the Gulf Coast, ice pellets covered the tops of sago palm trees, and stretches of I-10 were closed in Louisiana and across Alabama's Mobile Bay. Lizzy Acker, OregonLive.com, "Does that snowflake on your phone really mean snow in Portland next week?," 18 Jan. 2018 Any suspected exposure to a sago palm should be considered an emergency situation. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "Sago palms pose serious risks to pets – here are key things to know | The Sacramento Bee," 14 Mar. 2018

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1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Sago palm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sago%20palm. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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sago palm

noun

Medical Definition of sago palm

: a plant that yields sago especially : any of various lofty pinnate-leaved Malaysian palms (genus Metroxylon)

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