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sago palm

noun
  1. any of several tropical Old World palms, as of the genera Metroxylon and Caryota, that yield sago.
  2. a cycad, Cycas revoluta, of Japan, having a crown of glossy, fernlike leaves, grown as an ornamental.
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Origin of sago palm

First recorded in 1760–70
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sago palm

noun
  1. any of various tropical Asian palm trees, esp any of the genera Metroxylon, Arenga, and Caryota, the trunks of which yield sago
  2. any of several palmlike cycads that yield sago, esp Cycas revoluta
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