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Definition: arrowroot starch
Maranta \Ma*ran"ta\, prop. n. [NL.] (Bot.)
A genus of endogenous plants found in tropical America, and
some species also in India. They have tuberous roots
containing a large amount of starch, and from one species
(Maranta arundinacea, the American arrowroot or obedience
plant) arrowroot (arrowroot starch) is obtained. Many
kinds are cultivated for ornament.
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.
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.