Origin of salep
Examples from the Web for salep
The same weight of materials, without the salep, gave only 23⁄4lbs.
Salep is now almost entirely disused in Great Britain; but we remember many saloop-stalls in our streets.Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)|John Timbs
Dr Percival has recommended the addition of salep with the same intention.
Salep, sal′ep, n. the dried tubers of Orchis mascula: the food prepared from it.
Red Port wine was now given more freely in his medicated water; and his nourishment consisted of sago and salep.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air|Joseph Priestley
British Dictionary definitions for salep
Word Origin for salep
Word Origin and History for salep
1736, "drug from starch or jelly made from dried tubers of orchid-like plants," from Turkish salep, from dialectal pronunciation of Arabic thaeleb, which usually is taken to be a shortening of khasyu 'th-thaeleb, literally "fox's testicles" (cf. native English name dogstones).