rocambole


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roc·am·bole

 (rŏk′əm-bōl′)
n.
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.

[French, from German Rockenbolle : Rocken, distaff (from Middle High German rocke, from Old High German rocko, from Vulgar Latin *rotica, from Latin rotāre, to turn; see rotate) + Bolle, bulb (from Middle High German bolle, from Old High German bolla, ball; see bhel- in Indo-European roots).]
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rocambole

(ˈrɒkəmˌbəʊl)
n
(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)]
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roc•am•bole

(ˈrɒk əmˌboʊl)

n.
a European plant, Allium scorodoprasum, of the amaryllis family, used like garlic.
[1690–1700; < French < German Rockenbolle literally, distaff bulb (from its shape)]
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Noun1.rocambole - European leek cultivated and used like leeks
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
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