noun sa·loop \səˈlüp\
variants: less commonly


\ˈsaləp, səˈläp\

Definition of saloop



  1. 1 :  salep

  2. 2 :  a common sassafras (Sassafras alkidum molle)

  3. 3 :  a hot drink made from an infusion of powdered salep or sassafras with milk and sugar

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Origin and Etymology of saloop

modification of French or Spanish salep — more at salep

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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