Definition of Arrowroot family

1. Noun. Tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes.

Exact synonyms: Family Marantaceae, Marantaceae
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Musales, Order Musales
Member holonyms: Genus Maranta



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arrowroot Family

arrowe
arrowed
arrowes
arrowhead
arrowheaded
arrowheads
arrowing
arrowleaf
arrowleaf groundse
arrowleaf groundsel
arrowless
arrowlike
arrowroot
arrowroot family (current term)
arrowroots
arrows
arrowslit
arrowslits
arrowsmith
arrowsmiths
arrowwood
arrowwoods
arrowworm
arrowworms
arrowy
arroyo
arroyo willow
arroyos

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 ..."

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