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1. Any of several tropical American plants of the genus Maranta, including the arrowroot, having thin, ovate, usually spotted leaves and irregular flowers.
2. An edible starch made from these plants.

[After Bartolomeo Maranta (died 1571), Italian herbalist.]
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(Plants) any plant of the tropical American rhizomatous genus Maranta, some species of which are grown as pot plants for their showy leaves in variegated shades of green: family Marantaceae
[named after Bartolomea Maranti, died 1571, Venetian botanist]
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Noun1.maranta - any of numerous herbs of the genus Maranta having tuberous starchy roots and large sheathing leavesmaranta - any of numerous herbs of the genus Maranta having tuberous starchy roots and large sheathing leaves
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Maranta - herbs of tropical America
American arrowroot, Maranta arundinaceae, obedience plant, arrowroot - white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch
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