salep

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noun sa·lep \ˈsa-ləp, sə-ˈlep\

Definition of salep

  1. :  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: 1736


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salep

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noun sa·lep \ˈsal-əp, sə-ˈlep\

Medical Definition of salep

  1. :  the starchy or mucilaginous dried tubers of various orchids (genus Orchis or Eulophia) used for food or in medicine


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