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1. A South American and West Indian plant (Canna edulis) having large red flowers and edible tubers.
2. The tubers of this plant.
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|Noun||1.||achira - canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained|
canna - any plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers
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