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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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|Noun||1.||arrowroot 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
genus Maranta - herbs of tropical America