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arrowhead, any plant of the genus Sagittaria, widely distributed marsh or aquatic herbs of the primitive family Alismataceae (water-plantain family). The name derives from the arrowhead-shaped leaves of many species. Native North Americans prepared a potatolike food by roasting or broiling the tubers, particularly of S. latifolia; another species has long been cultivated in China for its starchy root. Arrowheads, which have white, buttercuplike flowers, are often grown in aquariums, ponds, and bog gardens. Arrowheads are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Alismatales, family Alismataceae.

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ar·row·head / ˈarōˌhed; ˈer-/ • n. 1. the pointed end of an arrow, typically wedge-shaped. ∎  a decorative device resembling an arrowhead. 2. an aquatic or semiaquatic plant (genus Sagittaria, family Alismataceae) with arrow-shaped leaves and three-petaled white flowers. Several species include the common broad-leaved arrowhead (S. latifolia).

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arrowhead Aquatic plant (Saggitaria sagittifolia); both leaves and root are used in Chinese cooking. Also known as tule potato or wappato.

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