[rok-uh m-bohl]


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

Origin of rocambole

1690–1700; < French < German Rockenbolle literally, distaff bulb (from its shape)
Also called giant garlic. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for rocambole



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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