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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAL'EP, n. [said to be a Turkish word; written also salop, saloop and saleb.]
In the materia medica, the dried root of a species of orchis; also, a preparation of this root to be used as food.

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French or Spanish, both from Arabic dialect sa?lab, perhaps alteration of Arabic (khu?y al-)tha‘lab, literally, testicles of the fox Date: 1736 the starchy or mucilaginous dried tubers of various Old World orchids (especially genus Orchis) used for food or in medicine

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a starchy preparation of the dried tubers of various orchids, used in cookery and formerly medicinally. Etymology: F f. Turk. salep f. Arab. (kusa-' l-) ta' lab fox, fox's testicles

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Salep Sal"ep (s[a^]l"[e^]p), n. [Ar. sahleb, perhaps a corruption of an Arabic word for fox, one Ar. name of the orchis signifying literally, fox's testicles: cf. F. salep.] [Written also saleb, salop, and saloop.] The dried tubers of various species of Orchis, and Eulophia. It is used to make a nutritious beverage by treating the powdered preparation with hot water. --U. S. Disp.



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