true sago palm


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Noun1.true sago palm - Malaysian palm whose pithy trunk yields sago--a starch used as a food thickener and fabric stiffenertrue sago palm - Malaysian palm whose pithy trunk yields sago--a starch used as a food thickener and fabric stiffener; Malaya to Fiji
sago palm - any of various tropical Asian palm trees the trunks of which yield sago
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Indigenous to Southeast Asia, the true sago palm (Metroxylon sagu) has long been used on a subsistence basis in parts of Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, where the local tribes gather it from wild stands.