rocambole

rocambole

[rok-uhm-bohl]
noun
a European plant, Allium scorodoprasum, of the amaryllis family, used like garlic.
Also called giant garlic.


Origin:
1690–1700; < French < German Rockenbolle literally, distaff bulb (from its shape)

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rocambole (ˈrɒkəmˌbəʊl)
 
n
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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