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maranta

[ muh-ran-tuh ]
/ məˈræn tə /
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noun
any of several tropical American plants of the genus Maranta, including arrowroot and several species cultivated as ornamentals for their variegated foliage.
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Origin of maranta

<New Latin (Linnaeus), after Bartolomeo Maranta (1500–71), Italian physician and botanist
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British Dictionary definitions for maranta

maranta
/ (məˈræntə) /

noun
any plant of the tropical American rhizomatous genus Maranta, some species of which are grown as pot plants for their showy leaves in variegated shades of green: family Marantaceae

Word Origin for maranta

named after Bartolomea Maranti, died 1571, Venetian botanist
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