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arrowroot Explained

arrowroot at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


arrowroot at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] a type of flour made from the root of a tropical American plant, used in cooking to make sauces thicker//

arrowroot at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of several plant species of the genus Maranta (family Marantaceae), whose rhizomes yield an edible starch. Chief among these is the herbaceous perennial M. arundinacea, the source of genuine, or W. Indies, arrowroot. The powder obtained from the harvested roots is almost pure starch; it is used in cookery as a thickener. Arrowroot is easily digested and is used in diets requiring bland, low-salt, and low-protein foods. Its name is sometimes applied to starches obtained from other plants and used as substitutes for true arrowroot. Brazilian arrowroot, from the cassava plant, is the source of tapioca.

arrowroot at Dutch => English Of Explained:

arrowroot [ɛrorut]

Arrowroot at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Arrowroot \Ar"row*root`\, n.
1. (Bot.) A west Indian plant of the genus {Maranta}, esp.
{M. arundinacea}, now cultivated in many hot countries. It
said that the Indians used the roots to neutralize the
venom in wounds made by poisoned arrows.

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}.

arrowroot at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot
2: white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot
starch [syn: {American arrowroot}, {obedience plant}, {Maranta
3: canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which
arrowroot starch is obtained [syn: {achira}, {indian shot},
{Canna indica}, {Canna edulis}]

arrowroot at English (WD) Of Explained:

Category: File - :Marant arund 090103-5154 rwg.JPG|thumb|upright|Arrowroot plant


Inter: compound » arrow|root, from being used on wounds from poison darts to absorb the poison.[]


Inter: en-noun » arrowroots|-
  • A large perennial herb (Maranta arundinacea - Family Marantaceae) native to the Caribbean area. It has large green leaves about 15 centimeters long with white stripes.
    1. Inter: uncountabl » e A starchy substance obtained from the roots of the arrowroot plant used as a thickener.

      Scientific names

      * Maranta arundinacea


      Inter: trans-top » large perennial herb

  • German: Inter: t- » de|Pfeilwurz|f
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|μαραντία|f|tr=marantía
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|maranta arundinacea|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|maranta|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|maranta|f, Inter: t- » es|sagú|m, Inter: t+ » es|guapo|m, Inter: t- » es|planta obediente|f
    • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » Maranta arundinacea Inter: t- » vo|rorudaplan

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » starchy substance
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Pfeilwurzelmehl|n, Inter: t- » de|Arrowroot|n
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|μαραντάμυλον|n|tr=marantámylon
    • Italian: amido di maranta arundinacea

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: l » es|almidón de Inter: l » es|maranta {{m}}, Inter: l » es|almidón de Inter: l » es|sagú {{m}}, Inter: l » es|almidón de Inter: l » es|guapo {{m}}, Inter: l » es|almidón de Inter: l » es|planta obediente {{m}}
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|rorud

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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