American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A European plant (Allium sativum var. ophioscordon) having a garliclike bulb.
- n. The bulb of this plant used as a seasoning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the onion kind, Allium Scorodoprasum, native through the middle latitudes of Europe, and there somewhat cultivated. Its uses resemble those of garlic and the shallot, like which, also, it has a compound bulb composed of bulblets or cloves.
- n. a form of garlic; the sand leek
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A name of Allium Scorodoprasum and Allium Ascalonium, two kinds of garlic, the latter of which is also called
- 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)
“The principal hardnecks are rocambole, porcelain and purple stripe.”
“But then just found out in recent years, about the fast-growing seed stems of the rocambole garlic.”
“I'm really interested in learning about different kinds of garlic, like rocambole garlic, elephant head which i don't think is technically garlic, etc.”
“Harvest from outside to the center., cultivar "soft neck," which can be found in grocery stores, or "rocambole 'var. ophioscorodon," which comes from the wild and is named because of its sinuous growth habit.”
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