What does the word arrowroot mean?

Usage examples for 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? by Anthony Trollope
  2. The diet to consist of mush, together with a drink of thin arrowroot. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd