Look, I'm a sucker for new words, but sobole...what does that mean? Is it a rather horrid word for mouth?
Or is it some African porridge made of the ground-up roots of...well, some plant of which the roots can be ground?
Do you say it SOBohl or s'BOHLay?
Well, it's actually SOHbohl (though, perversely, you say the plural, soboles, SOHbohleez). A sobole is a creeping underground stem that produces roots and shoots.
In other words, just like me, it's a sucker.
Photo by Libby norman (in my garden this rose sends up suckers all over the place. I'm not complaining).
Sunday Rest: sobole. This word comes from the Latin soboles, shoot, from subolescere to grow.