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Definition of 'arrowroot'


  1. a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant
  2. white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch
       Synonyms: American arrowroot obedience plant Maranta arundinaceae
  3. canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained
       Synonyms: achira indian shot Canna indica Canna edulis

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