Sago palm
Sago Sa"go (s[=a]"g[-o]), n. [Malay. s[=a]gu.] A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the stems of several East Indian and Malayan palm trees, but chiefly from the {Metroxylon Sagu}; also from several cycadaceous plants ({Cycas revoluta}, {Zamia integrifolia}, etc.). [1913 Webster]

{Portland sago}, a kind of sago prepared from the corms of the cuckoopint ({Arum maculatum}).

{Sago palm}. (Bot.) (a) A palm tree which yields sago. (b) A species of Cycas ({Cycas revoluta}).

{Sago spleen} (Med.), a morbid condition of the spleen, produced by amyloid degeneration of the organ, in which a cross section shows scattered gray translucent bodies looking like grains of sago. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sago palm — may refer to: * Cycas revoluta, or cycad Sago palm * Metroxylon sagu, or true Sago palm …   Wikipedia

  • sago palm — n a plant that yields sago esp any of various lofty pinnate leaved Malaysian palms (genus Metroxylon) …   Medical dictionary

  • sago palm — noun 1. any of various tropical Asian palm trees the trunks of which yield sago • Hypernyms: ↑palm, ↑palm tree • Hyponyms: ↑sugar palm, ↑gomuti, ↑gomuti palm, ↑Arenga pinnata, ↑wine palm …   Useful english dictionary

  • sago palm — paprastasis cikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Cycas revoluta), paplitęs rytų Azijoje (Japonijoje). atitikmenys: lot. Cycas revoluta angl. sago cycas; sago palm;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sago palm — aitrioji kariota statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos krakmolinis, pluoštinis augalas (Caryota urens), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. Naudojamas gėrimams ir saldikliams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Caryota urens angl. fishtail palm;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sago palm — tikrasis sagas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos daržovinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, pluoštinis augalas (Metroxylon sagu), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. Naudojamas alkoholio gamybai. atitikmenys: lot. Metroxylon rumphii;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sago palm — noun Any palm which yields sago, especially Metroxylon sagu and Cycas revoluta …   Wiktionary

  • sago palm — n. short Asian palm tree that produces sago …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sago palm — sa′go palm n. 1) bot (boi pln) any of several tropical Old World palms, as of the genus Metroxylon, that yield sago 2) pln a cycad, Cycas revoluta, of Japan, having a crown of glossy fernlike leaves • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • sago palm — noun Date: 1769 a plant that yields sago; especially any of various lofty pinnate leaved Malaysian palms (genus Metroxylon) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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