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A late Neolithic arrowhead
Arrowhead (plant, Sagittaria sagittifolia)


From Middle English arewehede, arowhede, arowheved; equivalent to arrow +‎ head.


arrowhead (plural arrowheads)

  1. The pointed part of an arrow (the weapon).
    Synonym: arrowpoint
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], →OCLC:
      Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
  2. The pointed part of an arrow (the symbol).
  3. Any plant in the genus Sagittaria.
    Synonyms: duck potato, wapato


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