1. [ noun ] (botany) white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch
Synonyms: obedience_plant Maranta_arundinaceae American_arrowroot
Related terms: maranta
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant
Related terms: starch
3. [ noun ] (botany) canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained
Synonyms: indian_shot Canna_indica Canna_edulis achira
Related terms: canna