from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A European plant (Allium sativum var. ophioscordon) having a garliclike bulb.
- n. The bulb of this plant used as a seasoning.
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- n. a form of garlic; the sand leek
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name of Allium Scorodoprasum and Allium Ascalonium, two kinds of garlic, the latter of which is also called shallot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the onion kind, Allium Scorodoprasum, native through the middle latitudes of Europe, and there somewhat cultivated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. European leek cultivated and used like leeks
French, 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).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)