Saloop
Saloop Sa*loop" (s[.a]*l[=oo]p"), n. An aromatic drink prepared from sassafras bark and other ingredients, at one time much used in London. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants). [1913 Webster]

{Saloop bush} (Bot.), an Australian shrub ({Rhagodia hastata}) of the Goosefoot family, used for fodder. [1913 Webster]


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  • saloop — [sə lo͞op′] n. [var. of SALEP] Historical a hot drink made from powdered salep or from sassafras …   English World dictionary

  • saloop — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saloop — /seuh loohp /, n. a hot drink prepared originally from salep but later from sassafras, together with milk and sugar. [1705 15; var. of SALEP] * * * …   Universalium

  • saloop — sa·loop …   English syllables

  • saloop — /səˈlup/ (say suh loohp) noun a hot drink prepared from salep, or, later, from sassafras or other herbs. {variant of salep} …   Australian English dictionary

  • saloop —   n. salep; sassafras; drink made of salep and milk …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • saloop — səˈlüp noun also salop ˈsaləp, səˈläp ( s) Etymology: modification of French or Spanish salep more at salep 1. : salep 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saloop bush — Saloop Sa*loop (s[.a]*l[=oo]p ), n. An aromatic drink prepared from sassafras bark and other ingredients, at one time much used in London. J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants). [1913 Webster] {Saloop bush} (Bot.), an Australian shrub ({Rhagodia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhagodia hastata — Saloop Sa*loop (s[.a]*l[=oo]p ), n. An aromatic drink prepared from sassafras bark and other ingredients, at one time much used in London. J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants). [1913 Webster] {Saloop bush} (Bot.), an Australian shrub ({Rhagodia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salep — ( tr. salep sahlep) from ar. سحلب saḥlab) referring to both orchid as well as the salep drink. It is a flour made from grinding the dried tubers of Orchis mascula , Orchis militaris and related species of orchids, which contain a nutritious… …   Wikipedia

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