arrowroot family


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ar′rowroot fam`ily


n.
a family, Marantaceae, of tropical plants having abundant leaves with long sheaths and ovate blades, growing in clumps or colonies from creeping rhizomes: includes various arrowroots and the prayer plant.
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Noun1.arrowroot family - tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomesarrowroot family - tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Musales, order Musales - tropical plants
genus Maranta - herbs of tropical America