Indian arrowroot


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Indian arrowroot perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australia; cultivated for its large edible root yielding Otaheite arrowroot starch
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In literature:

Of plants yielding starch we have the Indian arrowroot, which is the fecula in the rhizomata of several species of the Marantaceae.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds