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

  • noun A perennial herb (Peltandra virginica) of eastern North American wetlands, having arrowhead-shaped leaves and an elongate, pointed spathe.

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  • noun The plant Peltandra virginica, which has an edible root.

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  • noun an aquatic plant of the genus Peltandra; North America


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Because its leaves resemble arrowheads.


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