Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of starch with large, oval, flattened grains, often sold as arrowroot or used for adulterating cocoa, made from the rootstocks of a species of Canna, probably Canna edulis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of starch with very large, oval, flattened grains, often sold as arrowroot, and extensively used for adulterating cocoa. It is made from the rootstocks of a species of Canna, probably Canna edulis, the tubers of which are edible every month in the year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A farinaceous food obtained from the tubers of Canna edulis. See achira.

Etymologies

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French, all the months, i.e. every month. The tubers of the plant are edible throughout the year.

Examples

  • Mix the flour and tous-les-mois together; add the sugar, the candied peel cut into thin slices, the butter beaten to a cream, and the eggs well whisked.

    The Book of Household Management

  • INGREDIENTS. — 1/2 lb. of tous-les-mois, 1/4 lb. of white pounded sugar, 1/4 lb. of fresh or washed salt butter, 1 egg, the juice of 1 lemon.

    The Book of Household Management

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