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maranta

noun ma·ran·ta \ mə-ˈran-tə \

medical Definition of maranta

1 a capitalized :a genus (family Marantaceae) of tropical American herbs with tuberous starchy roots
b :any plant of the genus Maranta :arrowroot 1a
2 :the edible starch obtained from the roots of a plant of the genus Maranta (M. arundinacea) :arrowroot 2

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