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Definition: arrowroot starch
, 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
, the American arrowroot or obedience
) is obtained. Many
kinds are cultivated for ornament.
1. (Bot.) A white-flowered west Indian plant of the genus
, esp. Maranta arundinacea
, now cultivated in
many hot countries. Its root yields arrowroot starch
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
, and used as food, esp. for children
an invalids; also, a similar starch obtained from other
plants, as various species of Maranta