Synonyms for salep

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Salep is now almost entirely disused in Great Britain; but we remember many saloop-stalls in our streets.

Salep consists chiefly of bassorin, some soluble gum, and a little starch.

Then, there are cresses and wood-sorrel to his breakfast, and salep for his hot evening mess.

Dr Percival has recommended the addition of salep with the same intention.

The same weight of materials, without the salep, gave only 23⁄4lbs.

Called also salep, and salop; it was a greasy-looking beverage, sold much on stalls in the early morning.

Salep, sal′ep, n. the dried tubers of Orchis mascula: the food prepared from it.

Red Port wine was now given more freely in his medicated water; and his nourishment consisted of sago and salep.

WORD ORIGIN

1736, "drug from starch or jelly made from dried tubers of orchid-like plants," from Turkish salep, from dialectal pronunciation of Arabic thaeleb, which usually is taken to be a shortening of khasyu 'th-thaeleb, literally "fox's testicles" (cf. native English name dogstones).

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tuber

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