Etymology
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sago (n.)

"starchy foodstuff made of the piths of palms," 1570s, via Portuguese and Dutch from Malay (Austronesian) sagu, the name of the palm tree from which it is obtained (attested in English in this sense from 1550s). Also borrowed in French (sagou), Spanish (sagu), German (Sago).

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Definitions of sago

sago (n.)
powdery starch from certain sago palms; used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener;
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