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|Noun||1.||genus Maranta - herbs of tropical America|
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
arrowroot family, family Marantaceae, Marantaceae - tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes
maranta - any of numerous herbs of the genus Maranta having tuberous starchy roots and large sheathing leaves