rocambole

[ rok-uhm-bohl ]
/ ˈrɒk əmˌboʊl /

noun

a European plant, Allium scorodoprasum, of the amaryllis family, used like garlic.

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Also called giant garlic.

Origin of rocambole

1690–1700; <French <German Rockenbolle literally, distaff bulb (from its shape)
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British Dictionary definitions for rocambole

rocambole
/ (ˈrɒkəmˌbəʊl) /

noun

a variety of sand leek whose garlic-like bulb is used for seasoning

Word Origin for rocambole

C17: from French, from German Rockenbolle, literally: distaff bulb (with reference to its shape)
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