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Definition 1: white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for arrowroot in the sense of this definition

(arrowroot is a kind of ...) any of numerous herbs of the genus Maranta having tuberous starchy roots and large sheathing leaves

Definition 2: canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for arrowroot in the sense of this definition

(arrowroot is a kind of ...) any plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers

Definition 3: a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant - [noun denoting substance]

(arrowroot is a kind of ...) a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles

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