arrowroot: Word of the day for November 9, 2018 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

arrowroot , n :
(countable, uncountable) Maranta arundinacea from the Marantaceae family, a large perennial herb native to the Caribbean area with green leaves about 15 centimeters long with white stripes.
(countable, uncountable) Usually preceded by an attributive word: some other plant the rhizomes of which are used to prepare a substance similar to arrowroot (sense 3), such as Zamia integrifolia (Florida arrowroot) or Pueraria montana var. lobata (Japanese arrowroot or kudzu).
(uncountable) A starchy substance obtained from the rhizomes of an arrowroot plant used as a thickener.