the largest administrative division of a French department, comprising a number of cantons.
an administrative district of certain large cities in France.
noun (in France)
the largest administrative subdivision of a department
a municipal district of certain cities, esp Paris
1807, “administrative subdivision of a French department,” from French, literally “a rounding,” from stem of arrondir “to make round,” from a- “to” (see ad-) + rond “round” (see round (adj.)).
a slender, straight, generally pointed missile or weapon made to be shot from a bow and equipped with feathers at the end of the shaft near the nock, for controlling flight. anything resembling an arrow in form, function, or character. a linear figure having a wedge-shaped end, as one used on a map or architectural […]
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a North American plant, Peltandra virginica, of wet areas, having large, arrow-shaped leaves and inconspicuous flowers enclosed in a narrow, pointed spathe.
the head or tip of an arrow, usually separable from the shaft and conventionally wedge-shaped. anything resembling or having the conventional shape of an arrowhead. Also called swamp potato. any aquatic or bog plant of the genus Sagittaria, having usually arrowhead-shaped leaves and clusters of white flowers. any of several other plants having arrowhead-shaped leaves. […]
a tropical American plant, Maranta arundinacea, the rhizomes of which yield a nutritious starch. the starch itself. any of several other plants yielding a similar starch. the starch of these plants, used in cooking as a binder or thickener. Historical Examples To put the arrowroot into hot water spoils the effect which is desired. Boating […]