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Arrowroot

plant

Arrowroot, plant (genus Maranta) native to warm, humid regions of the Western Hemisphere; also, form of starch from the rhizomes (underground stems) of the arrowroot plant and various other tropical plants. Easily digested, arrowroot is valued as a food for children and people with delicate stomachs, and is used as a thickening agent in sauces.

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