Origin of maranta
Examples from the Web for maranta
The starch of this root, he asserts, is superior to that of the Maranta.
Others of more or less value are species of arrowroot (Maranta) and ginger (Zingiber).Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell
Ten of the mixtures contained scarcely a particle of the genuine Maranta or West India arrowroot, for which they were sold.
Out of thirty-six more or less known species of the genus Maranta, thirty at least are of American origin.Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
Most of the arrow-root, the fecula of the Maranta arudinacea, sold by druggists, is a mixture of potatoe starch and arrow-root.A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons|Fredrick Accum