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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  {C.  edulis},  the  tubers  of  which 
  are  edible  every  month  in  the  year. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canna  \Can"na\,  n.  [It.] 
  A  measure  of  length  in  Italy,  varying  from  six  to  seven  feet. 
  See  {Cane},  4. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canna  \Can"na\,  n.  [L.,  a  reed.  See  {Cane}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  tropical  plants,  with  large  leaves  and  often  with 
  showy  flowers.  The  Indian  shot  ({C.  Indica})  is  found  in 
  gardens  of  the  northern  United  States. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  canna 
  n  :  any  plant  of  the  genus  Canna  having  large  sheathing  leaves 
  and  clusters  of  large  showy  flowers 




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