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[ suh-loop ]
/ səˈlup /


a hot drink prepared originally from salep but later from sassafras, together with milk and sugar.

Nearby words

salonica, salonika, saloon, saloon car, saloon keeper, saloop, salop, salopettes, salopian, salp, salpa

Origin of saloop

First recorded in 1705–15; variant of salep Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for saloop


/ (səˈluːp) /


an infusion of aromatic herbs or other plant parts, esp salep, formerly used as a tonic or cure

Word Origin for saloop

C18: changed from salep
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for saloop



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper