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sago

EN[-eɪɡəʊ]
WSago
  • Sago /ˈseɪɡoʊ/ is a starch extracted from the spongy centre, or pith, of various tropical palm stems, especially Metroxylon sagu.
  • The name sago is also sometimes used for starch extracted from other sources, especially the sago cycad, Cycas revoluta. The sago cycad is also commonly known (confusingly) as the sago palm, although this is a misnomer as cycads are not palms.
  • The fruit of palm trees from which the sago is produced is not allowed to ripen fully. The full ripening completes the life cycle of the tree and exhausts the starch centre to produce the seeds. It leaves a hollow shell and causes the tree to die.
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    Definition of sago in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsagos
    1. A powdered starch obtained from certain palms used as a food thickener.
      1. A similar starch obtained from a palm-like cycad, Cycas revoluta.
        1. Any of the palms from which sago is extracted.
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          1. Wiktionary : Frequency lists 10001-20000
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns

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            Grammatically, this word "sago" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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