- a large-grained farinaceous food resembling arrowroot, obtained from a South American canna, Canna edulis, and used in baby food.
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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The granules of tous-les-mois are readily distinguishable by their very large size (fig. 5).
Its globules are much smaller and less glistening than those of Tous-les-mois, or potato starch.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
- 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