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Rote is Middle English meaning root. This word can be found in a number of medieval cookery books such as the Forme of Cury.

Examples of use

The following is a recipe taken from the Forme of Cury

Take rote of parsel. pasternak of rasenns. scrape hem waisthe hem clene. take rapes & caboches

The Forme of Cury also has the following item in its glossary:

Rote. 100. Root. Rotys, MS. Ed. 32. Chaucer. Junius, v. Root.