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aroot

/áruwt/ [from Arawak aru-aru meal of meals, assimilated to arrow and root, the tubers having been used to absorb poison from arrow and other wounds] n. the arrowroot plant, Maranta arundinacea, which produces an edible starch. cf. INDIAN ARROWROOT (Andros)

Tags: food, noun, plant

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Last update: 2011-12-29 14:56
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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