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rocambole

[rok-uh m-bohl] /ˈrɒk əmˌboʊl/
noun
1.
a European plant, Allium scorodoprasum, of the amaryllis family, used like garlic.
Also called giant garlic.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < French < German Rockenbolle literally, distaff bulb (from its shape)
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rocambole

/ˈrɒkəmˌbəʊl/
noun
1.
a variety of sand leek whose garlic-like bulb is used for seasoning
Word Origin
C17: from French, from German Rockenbolle, literally: distaff bulb (with reference to its shape)
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