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 commerically-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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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 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 In New Orleans, Mass-goers welcome the beginning of spring by holding shiny green sago palms to re-enact Jesus' triumphant procession into Jerusalem. 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

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1769, in the meaning defined above

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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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