[Malay.] The prepared pith of a tree called the sago-palm, which grows in China, Japan, and the East Indies. The tree is cut down when fourteen or fifteen years old, the trunk split open, and the pith scraped out and washed in water. It is then squeezed through a sieve and dried, and i s called pearl sago, and used for puddings. In 100 lbs. of sago there are 83 lbs. of starch. Much fa 1 se sago is made in Germany from potato starch.