SA'GO, n. a dry mealy substance or granulated paste, imported from Java and the Philippine and Molucca isles. It is the pith or marrow of a species of palm tree, and much used in medicine as a restorative diet.
A dry mealy substance or granulated paste, imported from Java, the Philippine and Molucca isles, &c. It is the prepared pith of several different plants, as the Sagus Rumphii or Metroxylum Sagus, a palm, and Cycas circinalis, a plant intermediate between palms and ferns, &c. It is much used as an article of diet for the sick.
- 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,