Definition of Maranta

1. Noun. Any of numerous herbs of the genus Maranta having tuberous starchy roots and large sheathing leaves.

Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Maranta
Specialized synonyms: American Arrowroot, Arrowroot, Maranta Arundinaceae, Obedience Plant



Definition of Maranta

1. n. A genus of endogenous plants found in tropical America, and some species also in India. They have tuberous roots containing a large amount of starch, and from one species (Maranta arundinacea) arrowroot is obtained. Many kinds are cultivated for ornament.

Definition of Maranta

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Maranta

1. A genus of endogenous plants found in tropical America, and some species also in India. They have tuberous roots containing a large amount of starch, and from one species (Maranta arundinacea) arrowroot is obtained. Many kinds are cultivated for ornament. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maranta

maracock
maracocks
marae
maraes
maraging
maragings
marah
marahs
marai
maramie
maramies
maranatha
maranathas
marang
marang tree
maranta (current term)
marantaceous
marantas
marantic
marantic atrophy
marantic endocarditis
marantic oedema
maras
marasca
marasca cherry
marascas
maraschino
maraschino cherry
maraschinos
marasmic

Literary usage of Maranta

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1. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"The grains of genuine maranta starch (Fig. 36) are all simple (never in ... The starch of maranta Indica Tuss. has been described by FLUCKIGER 2 and ..."

2. Spices and how to Know Them by Walter M. Gibbs (1909)
"maranta STARCH The granules are not usually so varied in size or shape as those of the potato, as may be seen in Figs. 8, 9, and 10. ..."

3. Food and Its Adulterations: Comprising the Reports of the Analytical by Arthur Hill Hassall (1855)
"Genuine maranta arrow-root. nth Sample.—Purchased of W. Barber and Son, 142. Lower Marsh, Lambeth. Genuine maranta arrow-root. The prices of the samples ..."

4. Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth and by Henry Hallam (1882)
"The -work of maranta, published in 1559, on the maranta- method of understanding ... maranta had studied in the private garden, formed by Pinelli at Naples. ..."

5. A Compendium of Food-microscopy with Sections on Drugs, Water, and Tobacco by Edwy Godwin Clayton, Arthur Hill Hassall (1909)
"(д) maranta, OR WEST INDIA ARROWROOT (maranta arundinacea, ord. ... This is a distinctive feature by which maranta arrowroot can readily be identified. ..."

6. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1867)
"ROSE LINED maranta. (marantaceae.) Brazil. A stove plant ; growing two feet high; with ornamental foliage; increased by division ; crown in rich noil. 111. ..."

7. A Manual of Examinations: Upon Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, Practice of by John Livingston Ludlow (1867)
"The maranta arundinacea and other species, plants of the West Indies,: and cultivated in the United States. What are the sensible properties, &c., ..."

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