Definition of Florida arrowroot
1. Noun. Small tough woody zamia of Florida and West Indies and Cuba; roots and half-buried stems yield an arrowroot.
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Literary usage of Florida arrowroot
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1. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"See florida arrowroot, Zamia, in this volume. A fécula was formerly prepared and used by the Florida Indians from the ..."
2. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1888)
"It is cultivated both in the East Indies and in Jamaica, and other species and varieties are sometimes cultivated. What is called florida arrowroot is in ..."
3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"... or florida arrowroot, which, though of an inferior quality, containing only 12 per ct. of starch, gives a high value to a region, which would otherwise ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"Its stem is rich in starch, and from it is made the coarser description of Florida arrowroot. Hence its attraction for the hog. Any one who has seen, ..."
5. The New South: A Description of the Southern States, Noting Each State by M. B. Hillyard (1887)
"These are the Arrowroot of Commerce, Coontie, or "florida arrowroot," and the Cassava. Arrowroot grows well on good laud. It is not extensively grown for ..."