- a hot drink prepared originally from salep but later from sassafras, together with milk and sugar.
Origin of saloop
First recorded in 1705–15; variant of salep
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Examples from the Web for saloop
Rice-milk, furmety, barley-broth, and saloop are no longer in request.Knowledge is Power:
Mount Pleasant is in America, and produces the sassafras, from which the proprietor of the above coffee-house made the saloop.The Cries of London
John Thomas Smith
Carters and waggoners were thirsty and hungry souls and the eating houses and saloop stalls were thronged.Madame Flirt
Charles E. Pearce
When boiled, it is somewhat like saloop; the taste is not disagreeable, and we found means to make some good dishes with it.
Mix in a small quantity of saloop powder, previously rubbed smooth with a little cold water.
- an infusion of aromatic herbs or other plant parts, esp salep, formerly used as a tonic or cure
C18: changed from salep
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Word Origin and History for saloop
"sassafras tea, variously flavored," 1712, originally a variant of salep (q.v.).
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