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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A South American and West Indian plant (Canna edulis) having large red flowers and edible tubers.
  • noun The tubers of this plant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The name on the western coast of South America of the Canna edulis, whose large tuberous roots are used for food, and yield tous-lesmois, a superior large-grained kind of arrowroot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Canna edulis, a variety of arrowroot: the canna lily, the seeds of which yield a purple dye.
  • noun The edible rhizome of this plant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Quechua.]

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From Quechua achira.

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