I'm sure there's nothing more about that fairy tale anyone CAN
know!! Very interesting!
Here's something more about the origin and meaning of Rapunzel:
In my dictionary I found the English translation "lamb's-lettuce", but in some southern German
dialects it is used for almost any kind of sallad ;).
The word was first used in Germany the 16th century, and it derives from Middle Latin "rapuncium" from Latin "radice puntium": 'radix' meaning "root" + 'phu' (acc. 'phun') meaning "kind of valerian".
Some dialectal variants of that word are:
pronunciation is rah-POON-tsel (short oo like in 'book').