from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A natural family of tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes, including the arrowroot; the arrowroot family.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An old order of plants, typified by the genus Maranta, now included in the natural order Zingiberaceæ, and nearly equivalent to the two tribes Maranteæ and Canneæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes
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