- any of several tropical Old World palms, as of the genera Metroxylon and Caryota, that yield sago.
- a cycad, Cycas revoluta, of Japan, having a crown of glossy, fernlike leaves, grown as an ornamental.
Origin of sago palm
Examples from the Web for sago palm
Historical Examples of sago palm
It is the starchy pith of a kind of palm-tree—the sago-palm.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania
Jewett Castello Gilson
Ernest had discovered a sago-palm, and had, after much labor, contrived to fell it.The Swiss Family Robinson
Johann David Wyss
The trees were now not the lesser growths of bamboo, lime and sago-palm that covered the foot-hills.The Jungle Girl
The ears were decorated with shreds of the sago-palm or with grey seeds.
Among their fruit-trees are the sago-palm, the coco-nut palm, and the bread-fruit tree.
- any of various tropical Asian palm trees, esp any of the genera Metroxylon, Arenga, and Caryota, the trunks of which yield sago
- any of several palmlike cycads that yield sago, esp Cycas revoluta