Arrowroot

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Arrowroot: (Bot.) A west Indian plant of the genus Maranta, esp. M. arundinacea,now cultivated in many hot countries. It said that the Indians usedthe roots to neutralize Do you have knowledge, Definitions or data to publish about Arrowroot? Dictionary UK is open for edits.

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Meaning of Arrowroot:

1. (Bot.) A west Indian plant of the genus Maranta, esp. M. arundinacea,now cultivated in many hot countries. It said that the Indians usedthe roots to neutralize the venom in wounds made by poisoned arrows.

2. A nutritive starch obtained from the rootstocks of Marantaarundinacea, and used as food, esp. for children an invalids

3. also, asimilar starch obtained from other plants, as various species ofMaranta and Curcuma.

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