arrowroot

noun ar·row·root \-ˌrüt, -ˌru̇t\

Definition of arrowroot

  1. 1 a :  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 starch b :  any of several plants (as coontie) that yield starch

  2. 2 :  starch yielded by an arrowroot

1696

First Known Use of arrowroot

1696


ARROWROOT Defined for English Language Learners

arrowroot

noun ar·row·root \-ˌrüt, -ˌru̇t\

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

arrowroot

noun ar·row·root \ˈer-ō-ˌrüt, -ˌru̇t\

Definition of arrowroot for Students

  1. :  an edible starch obtained from the roots of a tropical plant


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noun ar·row·root \ˈar-ō-ˌrüt, ˈar-ə-, -ˌru̇t\

Medical Definition of arrowroot

  1. 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. 2:  starch yielded by an arrowroot


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