julep

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noun ju·lep \ˈjü-ləp\

Definition of julep

  1. 1 :  a drink consisting of a liquor (such as bourbon or brandy) and sugar poured over crushed ice and garnished with mint

  2. 2 :  a drink consisting of sweet syrup, flavoring, and water

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Origin and Etymology of julep

Middle English, from Middle French, from Arabic julāb, from Persian gulāb, from gul rose + āb water


First Known Use: 14th century


JULEP Defined for English Language Learners

julep

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Definition of julep for English Language Learners

  • : a drink of bourbon, sugar, and mint served with crushed ice



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