Origin of jalap
Related formsja·lap·ic [ja-lap-ik, jah-] /dʒæˈlæp ɪk, dʒɑ-/, adjective
Examples from the Web for jalap
A mixture of jalap and cream of tartar, equal parts, coloured with a little red bole.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
If jalap has been used, it will form a thick film on the top, and the heavy ingredients will sink to the bottom.
Cathartics are strong purgative medicines, such as jalap, &c.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
The talk now was about drugs and latitats, jalap and the law of escheats.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
I took ten grains of calomel and a scruple of jalap, and drank during the day large draughts of tea, weak and warm.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton