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Meaning of arrowroot

ar•row•root

Pronunciation: (ar'ō-rt", -root"), [key]
— n.
  1. a tropical American plant, Maranta arundinacea, the rhizomes of which yield a nutritious starch.
  2. the starch itself.
  3. any of several other plants yielding a similar starch.
  4. the starch of these plants, used in cooking as a binder or thickener.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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