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Noun: arrowroot  'er-ow,root [N. Amer], 'a-row,root [Brit]
  1. A nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant
  2. White-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch
    - American arrowroot, obedience plant, Maranta arundinaceae
  3. Canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained
    - achira, indian shot, Canna indica, Canna edulis

Derived forms: arrowroots

Type of: amylum, canna, maranta, starch

Encyclopedia: Arrowroot, son of Arrowshirt