Definition of salep
: the starchy or mucilaginous dried tubers of various Old World orchids (especially genus Orchis) used for food or in medicine
Origin and Etymology of salep
French or Spanish, both from Arabic dialect saḥlab, perhaps alteration of Arabic (khuṣy al-)thaʽlab, literally, testicles of the fox
First Known Use: 1736See Words from the same year
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