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

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

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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