tous-les-mois

tous-les-mois

(ˌtuːleɪˈmwɑː)
n
1. (Plants) 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. (Plants) 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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