julep

[ joo-lip ]
/ ˈdʒu lɪp /

noun

a sweet drink, variously prepared and sometimes medicated.

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Origin of julep

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French <Arabic julāb<Persian gulāb, equivalent to gul rose + āb water

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British Dictionary definitions for julep

julep
/ (ˈdʒuːlɪp) /

noun

a sweet drink, variously prepared and sometimes medicated
mainly US short for mint julep

Word Origin for julep

C14: from Old French, from Arabic julāb, from Persian gulāb rose water, from gul rose + āb water
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