coontie
noun Etymology: Creek (Florida dialect) kontí• Date: 1791 any of several tropical American woody cycads (genus Zamia) whose roots and stems yield a starchy foodstuff — called also arrowroot

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  • coontie — ☆ coontie [ko͞on′tē ] n. [Seminole kunti, coontie flour, starch] a tropical Floridian cycad (Zamia floridana) with underground trunks that yield a starch …   English World dictionary

  • Coontie — Coon tie, n. (Bot.) A cycadaceous plant of Florida and the West Indies, the {Zamia integrifolia}, from the stems of which a kind of sago is prepared. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coontie — coon•tie [[t]ˈkun ti[/t]] n. 1) pln either of two arrowroots, Zamia integrifolia or Z. floridana, of Florida, having a short trunk, pinnate leaves, and cones 2) flour produced from coontie starch • Etymology: 1785–95, amer.; < Florida Creek… …   From formal English to slang

  • coontie — žemoji zamija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Zamijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Zamia pumila), paplitęs Karibų salose. atitikmenys: lot. Zamia pumila angl. comptie; coontie; Florida arrowroot; sago cycas; Seminole bread šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • coontie — miškinė zamija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Zamijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Zamia integrifolia), paplitęs Floridoje, Džordžijoje ir Karibų salose. atitikmenys: lot. Zamia integrifolia angl. coontie; Florida arrowroot… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • coontie — /koohn tee/, n. 1. either of two arrowroots, Zamia integrifolia or Z. floridana, of Florida, having a short trunk, pinnate leaves, and cones: Z. floridana is an endangered species. 2. the flour produced from its starch. [1785 95, Amer.; < Florida …   Universalium

  • coontie — coon·tie …   English syllables

  • coontie — /ˈkunti/ (say koohntee) noun 1. an arrowroot plant, Zamia floridana of Florida. 2. the flour produced from its starch. {Seminole kunti the flour} …   Australian English dictionary

  • coontie — noun small tough woody zamia of Florida and West Indies and Cuba; roots and half buried stems yield an arrowroot • Syn: ↑Florida arrowroot, ↑Seminole bread, ↑Zamia pumila • Hypernyms: ↑zamia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zamia integrifolia — Coontie Coon tie, n. (Bot.) A cycadaceous plant of Florida and the West Indies, the {Zamia integrifolia}, from the stems of which a kind of sago is prepared. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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