Meaning of ARROWROOT in English
A white, powdery thickener finer than flour. It is quite expensive and preferable to cornstarch because it provides a clear finish. Its extracted from rhizomes. It was originally used by American Indians to heal arrow wounds, hence the name 'arrowroot'.
English dictionary of cooking and food terms. Английский словарь терминов приготовления и условий питания. 2012