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coontie

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noun coon·tie \ˈkün-tē\

Definition of coontie

  1. :  any of several tropical American woody cycads (genus Zamia) whose roots and stems yield a starchy foodstuff —called also arrowroot



Origin and Etymology of coontie

Creek (Florida dialect) kontí·


First Known Use: 1791


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