from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of palms from which sago is obtained.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A former genus of palms, now known as Mctroxylon. See also Raphia, species of which are often cultivated under the name Sagus. See cut under sago.
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The reason I mention Sagus is that it was through my association with Darryl and Sagus that I have become involved as part of a task force to create the 21st Century School.
Another Palm -- the _Sagus_, or, _Cycus revolute_, -- which grows naturally in Japan and the East Indian Islands, being also cultivated in English hot-houses, yields by its gummy pith our highly nutritious sago.
The farinaceous food of this name constitutes the pith of the SAGO tree (the Sagus farinifera of Linnaeus), which grows spontaneously in the East Indies and in the archipelago of the Indian Ocean.
Over the weekend, Sagus sent nearly 2,000 pieces of furniture on four tractor-trailer loads.
The shipping and even a mural in the cafeteria were donated by Sagus partners.
The furniture, plus setup and shipping by Sagus partners, was worth an estimated $250,000,
Already, one company, Sagus, an international furniture company, donated more than $300,000 in new school furniture.
[Full disclosure: I have been consulting with Sagus International for a year on this effort to create the classroom for the 21st Century.
Sagus certainly doesn't need me for publicity given the rest of this story.]
The finest is, however, procured from the stems of _Sagus lævis_ (_S. inermis_, of
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
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