Indian arrowroot

noun

1
a
: a tropical American arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea)
b
: starch from this arrowroot

called also West Indian arrowroot

2
[Indian entry 2 1]
a
: a stemless perennial herb (Tacca leontopetaloides) widely cultivated in the tropics for its starchy tuberous rootstock
b
: starch from this plant

called also East Indian arrowroot

Word History

Etymology

Indian entry 2 2

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“Indian arrowroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian%20arrowroot. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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