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accredit, authorize, commission, coronate, crown, depute, empower, endow, energize, enroll.
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Correct spelling:
arrowroot
Definition:
A west Indian plant of the genus Maranta, esp. M. arundinacea, now cultivated in many hot countries. It said that the Indians used the roots to neutralize the venom in wounds made by poisoned arrows.

Synonyms:

noun
arrowroot
achira, Maranta Arundinaceae, obedience plant, Canna Indica, American Arrowroot, Indian Shot, Canna Edulis.
herb
chicory, figwort, fennel, savory, dill, herb, licorice, wintergreen, hyssop, chervil, sorrel, tarragon, peppermint, sage, basil, Water cress, anise, ginseng, marjoram, thyme, camomile, mint, liverwort, clover, rosemary, spearmint, catnip, balm, coriander, parsley, tansy, caraway.
substance
arrowroot.
Examples of usage:
  1. Between nine and ten in the evening, an hour or so after Mr. Cheesacre had left her, Jeannette brought to her some arrowroot with a little sherry in it. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  2. You may tell them that he takes mutton chops for dinner, and the best of arrowroot for supper. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  3. Now mix the arrowroot smoothly with the cream, and let it simmer very gently for 5 minutes over a slow fire; pour to it the reduced stock, and continue to simmer slowly for 10 minutes, if the sauce be thick. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  4. Mix the arrowroot smoothly with the cold milk; add this to the cream, and let it boil gently for about 3 minutes, keeping it well stirred. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
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