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 rotāre 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