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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A black, fibrous substance resembling horsehair, obtained from the leafstalks of two palms, Metroxylon sagu, and Arenga saccharifera, of the Indian islands, and used for making cordage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A black, fibrous substance resembling horsehair, obtained from the leafstalks of two kinds of palms, Metroxylon Sagu, and Arenga saccharifera, of the Indian islands. It is used for making cordage. Called also ejoo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sago-palm, Arenga saccharifera.
  • n. 2. The black fiber obtained from the sago-palm, remarkable for its power of resisting decay in water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Malaysian feather palm with base densely clothed with fibers; yields a sweet sap used in wine and trunk pith yields sago

Etymologies

Malayan. (Wiktionary)

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