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tous-les-mois

[too-luh-mwah] /ˌtu ləˈmwɑ/
noun
1.
a large-grained farinaceous food resembling arrowroot, obtained from a South American canna, Canna edulis, and used in baby food.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French: all the months, said to be by folk etymology from Antillean Creole toloman, of uncertain origin
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tous-les-mois

/ˌtuːleɪˈmwɑː/
noun
1.
a large widely cultivated plant, Canna edulis, of the Caribbean and South America, having purplish stems and leaves, bright red flowers and edible tubers: family Cannaceae
2.
Also called Queensland arrowroot. the tuber of this plant, used as a source of starch
Word Origin
C19: from French, literally: all the months, probably an attempt to give phonetic reproduction of tolomane, from native West Indian name
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