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saloop

[suh-loop]
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noun
  1. a hot drink prepared originally from salep but later from sassafras, together with milk and sugar.
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Origin of saloop

First recorded in 1705–15; variant of salep
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saloop

noun
  1. an infusion of aromatic herbs or other plant parts, esp salep, formerly used as a tonic or cure
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Word Origin

C18: changed from salep
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Word Origin and History for saloop

n.

"sassafras tea, variously flavored," 1712, originally a variant of salep (q.v.).

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