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ar•row•root



Pronunciation: (ar'ō-rOOt", -root"), [key]
n.
1. a tropical American plant, Maranta arundinacea, the rhizomes of which yield a nutritious starch.
2. the starch itself.
3. any of several other plants yielding a similar starch.
4. the starch of these plants, used in cooking as a binder or thickener.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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