Definition of rocambole in English:


Line breaks: roc¦am|bole
Pronunciation: /ˈrɒk(ə)mbəʊl


  • A Eurasian plant that is closely related to garlic and is sometimes used as a flavouring.
    • Allium scorodoprasum, family Liliaceae (or Alliaceae)
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    • A varied subgroup of purple stripe, this type also has characteristics of both rocambole and porcelain types and is possibly the garlic from which rocambole evolved.
    • Some strains, known as hardneck varieties or rocamboles, produce a dramatic-looking flower stem as part of normal growth.
    • The texture is rich, thick and meaty, with a hearty flavor especially compatible with tomatoes, rocambole, basil, savory and zucchini.


late 17th century: from French, from German Rockenbolle.

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