Maranta arundinacea
Arrowroot Ar"row*root`, n. 1. (Bot.) A white-flowered west Indian plant of the genus {Maranta}, esp. {Maranta arundinacea}, now cultivated in many hot countries. Its root yields {arrowroot starch}. It said that the Indians used the roots to neutralize the venom in wounds made by poisoned arrows.

Syn: arrowroot, American arrowroot, obedience plant. [1913 Webster]

2. A nutritive starch obtained from the rootstocks of {Maranta arundinacea}, and used as food, esp. for children an invalids; also, a similar starch obtained from other plants, as various species of {Maranta} and {Curcuma}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Maranta arundinacea — Arrowroot Ar row*root , n. 1. (Bot.) A white flowered west Indian plant of the genus {Maranta}, esp. {Maranta arundinacea}, now cultivated in many hot countries. Its root yields {arrowroot starch}. It said that the Indians used the roots to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maranta arundinacea — ID 51981 Symbol Key MAAR3 Common Name arrowroot Family Marantaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution FL, PR Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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  • Maranta Arundinacea — L. Arrowroot (E); Juajua (Ch); Sagu (C,P). The root, washed, pounded, and bleached, yields an edible starch called arrowroot, believed antidotal for poisoned arrows …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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