Definition of Arrowroot family
1. Noun. Tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Musales, Order Musales
Member holonyms: Genus Maranta
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arrowroot Family
Literary usage of Arrowroot family
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1. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy for Students of Pharmacy, and by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"... J£, OR arrowroot family. Plants of this family are mostly perennial herbs having thick fleshy rhizomes or tubers. They are found mostly in the tropics ..."
2. Flora of Miami: Being Descriptions of the Seed-plants Growing Naturally on by John Kunkel Small (1913)
"... the sepals: corolla-lobes 5-6.5 cm. long: staminodia dilated: capsules 4-6 cm. long.—Everglades.—INDIAN-SHOT. FAMILY 4. MARANTACEAE. arrowroot family. ..."
3. Principles of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Bradley Moore Davis (1906)
"Arrowroot is a very pure starchy food obtained from the rootstocks of plants of two or three tropical families, especially the arrowroot family ..."