tous les mois


a large-grained farinaceous food resembling arrowroot, obtained from a South American canna, Canna edulis, and used in baby food.

1830–40; < French: all the months, said to be by folk etymology from Antillean Creole toloman, of uncertain origin Unabridged
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tous-les-mois (ˌtuːleɪˈmwɑː)
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
[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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