Definition of sago :
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.).
- Now, stand this over the back part of the stove until the sago is perfectly clear, and the water almost boiling hot. - "Twenty Quick Soups", Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer.
- " Here is some sago, mother," said Charley, on his return, " Mrs.- says it will do you good." - "The Lights and Shadows of Real Life", T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English.
- The simple wholesome virtues of this domestic substance have been told of from childhood in the well- known nursery rhyme, which has been playfully rendered into Latin and French:- There was an old man of Iago Whom they kept upon nothing but sago; Oh! - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.