arrowroot

Part of speech: noun

A nutritious starch from a tropical American plant; also, the plant.

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Usage examples "arrowroot":

  1. Between nine and ten in the evening, an hour or so after Mr. Cheesacre had left her, Jeannette brought to her some arrowroot with a little sherry in it. - "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.
  2. But can't I send- I mean carry- them anything nourishing, any little dishes- Arrowroot is about all the convalescents can manage. - "Annie Kilburn A Novel", W. D. Howells.
  3. The diet to consist of mush, together with a drink of thin arrowroot. - "The American Reformed Cattle Doctor", George Dadd.