(sāʹgō) noun. A powdery starch obtained from the trunks of certain sago palms and used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener, sagu.
sago palm (sĀʹgŌ päm) noun. 1. Any of various palms of the genera Metroxylon, Arenga, and Caryota of tropical Asia. 2. Either of two palmlike cycads (Cycas circinalis or C. revoluta) of eastern and tropical Asia, (pokok) rumbia.