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Indian arrowroot

/ìnjan árwut/ [DIE idem, MCC Indian arrow idem; cf. AROOT] n, the arrowroot plant, Maranta arundinacea, which produces an edible starch: 1835 Maranta. . .called Indian Arrowroot (Journal 48). (Andros, Exuma)

Tags: food, noun, plant

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Last update: 2010-10-27 00:21
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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