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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.]


(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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The Maranta, which will grow up to about 12in (30cm) in height, is also known as the prayer plant because its leaves fold into the upright position at night.
Broncos chairman Barry Maranta said: "If Wigan can agree a new deal with Shaun good luck to them.
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Proceeds from the Putumayo-4 transaction will be used, in part, to fund La Cortez's share of the costs of the previously announced Agapanto-1 well that is currently drilling on the Maranta block.
THE prayer plant, or Maranta, is one of the most attractive foliage house- plants.
Offiah is pressing Broncos' chairman Barrie Maranta to pull out all the stops to land Edwards if Wigan can't strike a deal with the Great Britain scrum-half.
Emerald"), the operator of the Maranta Block where La Cortez will hold a 20% working interest, has begun drilling operations for the Mirto-2 exploratory well.
But chairman Barry Maranta said: "Martin's transfer was only completed on Friday and we had little time to promote the game.
The proceeds of the financing will be used for general corporate purposes including, but not limited to, exploration and development activities on the Company's three projects, the Putumayo 4 Block, the Maranta Block, and the Rio de Oro and Puerto Barco Fields acquired from Avante Petroleum in March 2010.
And the Broncos, boosted by the cash of their millionaire Aussie chairman Barrie Maranta, are equally delighted that Offiah is coming on board to boost their profile in the capital.