Definition of Coontie

1. Noun. Small tough woody zamia of Florida and West Indies and Cuba; roots and half-buried stems yield an arrowroot.

Exact synonyms: Florida Arrowroot, Seminole Bread, Zamia Pumila
Generic synonyms: Zamia

Definition of Coontie

1. n. A cycadaceous plant of Florida and the West Indies, the Zamia integrifolia, from the stems of which a kind of sago is prepared.

Definition of Coontie

1. Noun. ''Zamia integrifolia'', a cycadaceous plant of Florida and the West Indies, from whose stems a kind of sago is prepared. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coontie

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coontie

cooncans
coondog
coondogs
cooned
coonhound
coonhound paralysis
coonhounds
cooning
coons
coonskin
coonskin cap
coonskin caps
coonskin hat
coonskin hats
coonskins
coontie (current term)
coonties
coonty
coop
coop in
coop up
cooped
cooped up
cooper
cooperability
cooperage
cooperages
cooperant
cooperate
cooperated

Literary usage of Coontie

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gray's Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1879)
"... it has one small representative (Zamia media, the coontie) at the south-eastern extremity of the United States, and a more striking one (Cycas revoluta, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"abundant starch of the coontie passing eb and settling in a deerhide. ... The coontie starch, when extracted in proper mills, is tuner and whiter ..."

3. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1886)
"The construction of a well is the essential and most troublesome work in the manufacture of starch, since there is no fresh water wherever the coontie plant ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"Though attributed to Southern Florida, where it is still common, the coontie (Zamia integrifolia Willd.) is found to extend as far north as Alachua, ..."

5. Americanisms: The English of the New World by Maximilian Schele De Vere (1872)
"Even coontie (coontie Adka), the name of a preparation obtained from the root, known more familiarly as Arrow-Root (Zamia integrifolia), ..."

6. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"It has the flowers and fruits of the pine family and might be said to be the connecting link between the pines and the palms. The Zamia or coontie is found ..."

7. The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580 by Robert Glover, William Flower, William Fellows, Thomas Benolt, Thomas Chaloner, John Paul Rylands (1882)
"... in the coontie of C-ester and of Elizabethe ... coontie of Salopp Esquire and bj hym had [married" Ceo. ..."

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