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- n. The plant cuckoopint, the tubers of which were once used to make starch
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The cuckoopint, the tubers of which yield a fine quality of starch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wake-robin, Arum maculatum, whose root yields a starch once used for fine laundry purposes, later prepared as a delicate food under the name of English or Portland arrowroot. This was chiefly produced in the Isle of Portland, where the plant is called starchroot. See cuts under Araceæ and Arum.
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