arrowroot

Starchy substance used as a thickener in cooking, produced from the clumpy roots of various tropical plants. The true arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) was used by native South Americans as an antidote against the effects of poisoned arrows. The West Indian island of St Vincent is the main source of supply today. The plant roots an...
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arrowroot

[n] - a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant 2. [n] - white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch
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Arrowroot

A starch flour processed from the root of an American native plant. It is used as a thickening agent, similar to cornstarch or kuzu, for making sauces, stews gravies, and desserts.
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Arrowroot

Ar'row·root` noun 1. (Botany) A west Indian plant of the genus Maranta , esp. M. arundinacea , now cultivated in many hot countries. It said that the Indians used the roots to neutralize the venom in wounds made by poisoned arrows. 2. A nutritive starch obtained f...
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arrowroot

1. <botany> A west Indian plant of the genus Maranta, especially. M. Arundinacea, now cultivated in many hot countries. It said that the Indians used the roots to neutralize the venom in wounds made by poisoned arrows. ... 2. A nutritive starch obtained from the rootstocks of Maranta arundinacea, and used as food, especially. For children an ...
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arrowroot

American arrowroot noun white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch
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Arrowroot

• (n.) A nutritive starch obtained from the rootstocks of Maranta arundinacea, and used as food, esp. for children an invalids; also, a similar starch obtained from other plants, as various species of Maranta and Curcuma. • (n.) A west Indian plant of the genus Maranta, esp. M. arundinacea, now cultivated in many hot countries. It said th...
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arrowroot

any of several species of the genus Maranta, members of the family Marantaceae (q.v.), the rhizomes, or rootstocks, of which yield an edible starch; ... [2 related articles]
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arrowroot

Type: Term Pronunciation: ar′ō-rūt Definitions: 1. The rhizome of Maranta arundinacea, a plant of tropic America, which is the source of a form of starch formerly used as a dietary supplement.
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arrowroot

arrowroot, any plant of the genus Maranta, usually large perennial herbs, of the family Marantaceae, found chiefly in warm, swampy forest habitats of the Americas and sometimes cultivated for their ornamental leaves. The term arrowroot is also used for the easily digestible starch obtained from the ...
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Arrowroot

Arrowroot (Maranta arundinaceae) also known as Araruta, is a herbaceous perennial of the family Marantaceae, native to the West Indies and Central America. It has a creeping rhizome with upward-curving, fleshy, cylindrical tubers covered with large, thin scales that leave rings of scars. The flowering stem reaches a height of two metres and bears c...
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Arrowroot

Arrowroot is a starchy substance derived from the roots and tubers of various tropical plants with thick, clumpy roots. The true arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) was used by the Indians of South America as an antidote against the effects of poisoned arrows. The West Indian island of St Vincent is the main source of supply today. The roots and tubers...
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arrowroot

Also called arrowhead. A fine, dry white powdered starch made from a tropical root and exported from the British West Indies. It is named for its curative properties in treating arrow wounds. It makes exceptionally smooth sauces, and is a very good last minute thickener (it can be stirred into a sauce at the last minute without lumping). Arrowro......
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Arrowroot

This is a starch similar in appearance and qualities as cornstarch.
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Arrowroot

Paniphal, Tikora
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Arrowroot

Arrowroot is a starch obtained from the rhizomes (rootstock) of several tropical plants, traditionally Maranta arundinacea, but also Florida arrowroot from Zamia pumila, and tapioca from cassava (Manihot esculenta), which is often labelled as arrowroot. Japanese arrowroot, Pueraria lobata, also called kudzu, is used in similar ways. ==Starch extra...
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