Definition of arrowroot
1a : any of a genus (Maranta of the family Marantaceae, the arrowroot family) of tropical American plants with tuberous roots; especially : one (M. arundinacea) whose roots yield an easily digested edible starchb : any of several plants (such as coontie) that yield starch
2 : starch yielded by an arrowroot
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First Known Use of arrowroot
ARROWROOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arrowroot for English Language Learners
: a powdery substance that is made from the root of a tropical plant and that is used in cooking to make liquids thicker
ARROWROOT Defined for Kids
Definition of arrowroot for Students
: an edible starch obtained from the roots of a tropical plant
Medical Definition of arrowroot
1a: any plant of the genus Maranta; especially : one (M. arundinacea) whose roots yield an easily digested edible starchb: any of several plants (as of the genera Zamia and Curcuma) that yield a similar starch
2: starch yielded by an arrowroot
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