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tous-les-mois

[ too-luh-mwah ]
/ ˌtu ləˈmwɑ /
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noun

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

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Origin of tous-les-mois

1830–40; <French: all the months, said to be by folk etymology from Antillean Creole toloman, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for tous-les-mois

tous-les-mois
/ (ˌtuːleɪˈmwɑː) /

noun

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
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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