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1. A variety of garlic (Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon) having a twisted scape, or a related plant (A. scorodoprasum) having a garliclike bulb.
2. The bulb of either of these plants, used as a seasoning.
(Plants) a variety of sand leek whose garlic-like bulb is used for seasoning
[C17: from French, from German Rockenbolle, literally: distaff bulb (with reference to its shape)]
a European plant, Allium scorodoprasum, of the amaryllis family, used like garlic.
[1690–1700; < French < German Rockenbolle literally, distaff bulb (from its shape)]