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 for Canna edulis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tous-les-mois \Tous`-les`-mois"\, n. [F., all the months, i. e.,
     every month.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Canna edulis
      n 1: canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which
           arrowroot starch is obtained [syn: achira, indian shot,
           arrowroot, Canna indica, Canna edulis]

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