Definition of rocambole in English:

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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)
Example sentences
  • 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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