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arrowroot,

any plant of the genus Maranta, usually large perennial herbs, of the family Marantaceae, found chiefly in warm, swampy forest habitats of the Americas and sometimes cultivated for their ornamental leaves. The term arrowroot is also used for the easily digestible starch obtained from the rhizomes of M. arundinacea, the true, or West Indian, arrowroot, which is naturalized in Florida. Other plants produce similar starches, e.g., East Indian arrowroot (from Curcuma angustifolia of the Zingiberaceae, or gingerginger,
common name for members of the Zingiberaceae, a family of tropical and subtropical perennial herbs, chiefly of Indomalaysia. The aromatic oils of many are used in making condiments, perfumes, and medicines, especially stimulants and preparations to ease stomach distress.
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 family), Queensland arrowroot (from a cannacanna
[Lat.,=cane], any plant of the genus Canna, tropical and subtropical perennials, grown in temperate regions in parks and gardens for the large foliage and spikelike, usually red or yellow blossoms.
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 of the family Cannaceae), Brazilian arrowroot, or tapiocatapioca
, widely used starchy food, obtained from the fleshy root of the bitter cassava. Tapioca is sold in flake or flour form and as the pellet pearl tapioca. Tapioca flour is widely used in place of wheat flour in regions where it is grown, e.g.
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, of the Euphorbiaceae (spurgespurge
, common name for members of the Euphorbiaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees of greatly varied structure and almost cosmopolitan distribution, although most species are tropical. In the United States the family is most common in the Southeast.
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 family), and Florida arrowroot, or sagosago
[Malay], edible starch extracted from the pithlike center of several E Asian palms (chiefly Metroxylon sagu) or sometimes of cycads. The starch is an important item in the diet in some parts of E Asia and is exported for use in foods (e.g.
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. True arrowroot is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Zingiberales, family Marantaceae.

arrowroot

[′ar·ō‚rüt]
(botany)
Any of the tropical American plants belonging to the genus Maranta in the family Marantaceae.

arrowroot

1. a white-flowered West Indian plant, Maranta arundinacea, whose rhizomes yield an easily digestible starch: family Marantaceae
2. any of several other plants whose rhizomes or roots yield starch
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By the third day I was making pies several at a time, with baggies of arrowroot and cornstarch at hand and empty berry flats stacking up next to the recycling bin.
If relish needs to be thicker, dissolve 1 tsp of arrowroot in 3 tsp of cold water and add to the hot relish.
tablespoon arrowroot Salt to taste For the lily bulb and leeks: 1 cup chicken stock 1 lily bulb, trimmed and separated into segments 8 micro leeks, trimmed To serve: Grapeseed oil as needed 4 5-ounce skin-on filefish fillets Fleur de sel to taste For the garnish: Thinly sliced fried leeks Shiso flowers Chrysanthemum petals Kinome leaves** Yuzu zest Pink peppercorn skins * Ground red chili pepper from the Basque region.
Artifacts from each of the ancient New World locations also yielded starch grains from maize and root crops, including arrowroot and squash.
Blend the arrowroot with a tablespoon of water and stir into the cherries.
HANDMADE IN SMALL BATCHES FROM ORGANIC COCONUT OIL, ORGANIC BEESWAX, PROPOLIS TINCTURE, GRAPESEED OIL, SHEA BUTTER, ARROWROOT AND HONEY, THE CREAM SOFTENS THE SKIN WHILE BEING NATURALLY AROMATIC WITH NO MAN-MADE CHEMICALS OR ADDED FRAGRANCE.
Arrowroot Blancmange 2 tablespoons arrowroot 2 tablespoons sugar Few grains of salt 1-1/2 cups milk Flavoring
RASPBERRY SAUCE 2 10-ounce packages frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed 2 teaspoons arrowroot 2 tablespoons Chambord, Valenciana or raspberry liqueur
For Sauce, combine all Sauce ingredients except cornstarch and arrowroot in a small saucepan over high heat.
My favorite cookies are Tops & Bottoms and Arrowroot Alphabet cookies.
The scraping rushes sound, the arrowroot moving past.