Definitions of maranta
  1. noun
    any of numerous herbs of the genus Maranta having tuberous starchy roots and large sheathing leaves
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    American arrowroot, Maranta arundinaceae, arrowroot, obedience plant
    white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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