Definitions for salepˈsæl ɛp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sal•epˈsæl ɛp(n.)

  1. a starchy, demulcent drug or foodstuff consisting of the dried tubers of certain orchids.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of salep:

1730–40; < Turkish salep


  1. salep(Noun)

    A starch or jelly made out of orchid-like plants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salep(noun)

    the dried tubers of various species of Orchis, and Eulophia. It is used to make a nutritious beverage by treating the powdered preparation with hot water


  1. Salep

    Salep is a flour made from the tubers of the orchid genus Orchis. These tubers contain a nutritious starch-like polysaccharide called glucomannan. Salep flour is consumed in beverages and desserts, especially in places that were formerly part of the Ottoman Empire. The word salep can also mean any beverage made with the salep flour.

Anagrams of salep

  1. lapse, leaps, pales, peals, pleas, sepal, spale

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(an) ointment to heal or soothe


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