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maranta

[muh-ran-tuh] /məˈræn tə/
noun
1.
any of several tropical American plants of the genus Maranta, including arrowroot and several species cultivated as ornamentals for their variegated foliage.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), after Bartolomeo Maranta (1500-71), Italian physician and botanist
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maranta

/məˈræntə/
noun
1.
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
named after Bartolomea Maranti, died 1571, Venetian botanist
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