a European onion (Allium scorodoprasum) bearing a cluster of small bulbs used like garlic cloves for flavoring
Origin of rocamboleFrench ; from German rockenbolle ; from rocken, roggen, rye + bolle, bulb
- A variety of garlic (Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon) having a twisted scape, or a related plant (A. scorodoprasum) having a garliclike bulb.
- The bulb of either of these plants, used as a seasoning.
Origin of rocamboleFrench, from German Rockenbolle : Rocken, distaff (from Middle High German rocke, from Old High German rocko, from Vulgar Latin *rotica, from Latin rotare, to turn; see rotate) + Bolle, bulb (from Middle High German bolle, from Old High German bolla, ball; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots).
- a form of garlic; the sand leek