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ˈær oʊˌrut, -ˌrʊtar·row·root

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrowroot(noun)

    a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant

  2. arrowroot, American arrowroot, obedience plant, Maranta arundinaceae(noun)

    white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch

  3. achira, indian shot, arrowroot, Canna indica, Canna edulis(noun)

    canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained


  1. arrowroot(Noun)

    A large perennial herb (Maranta arundinacea - Family Marantaceae) native to the Caribbean area. It has large green leaves about 15 centimeters long with white stripes.

  2. arrowroot(Noun)

    A starchy substance obtained from the roots of the arrowroot plant used as a thickener.

  3. Origin: from being used on wounds from poison darts to absorb the poison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arrowroot(noun)

    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. Arrowroot(noun)

    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


  1. Arrowroot

    Maranta arundinacea, also known as arrowroot maranta West Indian arrowroot, obedience plant, Bermuda arrowroot, araru, ararao or hulankeeriya, is a large, perennial herb found in rainforest habitats. It is cultivated for a starch obtained from the rhizomes, which is called arrowroot. The name 'Arrowroot' lead many ayurveda doctors to use root stock of this plant instead of Curcuma angustifolia a precious medicinal plant.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arrowroot

    ar′rō-rōōt, n. a starch obtained from the roots of certain plants growing chiefly in West Indies, and much used as food for invalids and children. [Said to be so named because used by the Indians of South America as an antidote against wounds caused by poisoned arrows.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Arrowroot

    So called because the Indians of tropical America regarded the root of the plant as efficacious against arrow wounds.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrowroot in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrowroot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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