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rocambole

[ rok-uhm-bohl ]

noun

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


rocambole

/ ˈrɒkəmˌbəʊl /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rocambole1

1690–1700; < French < German Rockenbolle literally, distaff bulb (from its shape)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rocambole1

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

In every age there have been bands of dangerous creatures, led by such men as Cartouche and Vidocq and Rocambole.

I would give anything to have known Vidocq and Cartouche and Rocambole, and to have seen them at close quarters.

The latter parts of Rocambole are surely too sparingly consulted in the country which they celebrate.

Deep would answer to deep, Rocambole to M. Lecoq, in protesting against such an omission of their manufacturers.

In the same manner take up onions and rocambole, and shalots at the latter end of the month.

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