arrowroot arrowroot  /ˈɛ roʊ ˌrut/


  1. (n) a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant
  2. (n) white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch
  3. (n) canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained


  1. Rollo was too good to be happy or play golf or make love or anything, until his small cousin put rum in his arrowroot tea.
  2. Bikinians may have to forgo eating land crabs and pounded arrowroot, two delicacies that retain dangerous radioactive isotopes.
  3. The others planted a small garden of arrowroot, sweet potatoes and tobacco to add to their ration.


  • Decorating possibilities unfold with paper

    This publicity photo provided by shows a papier mache zebra head. Haitian artisans make these iconic animal images into eco-friendly wall sculpture using recycled paper, recycled steel wire and arrowroot starch glue.
    on July 13, 2013     Source: DeWitt-Bath Review

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