Then, there are cresses and wood-sorrel to his breakfast, and salep for his hot evening mess.
salep is now almost entirely disused in Great Britain; but we remember many saloop-stalls in our streets.
Red Port wine was now given more freely in his medicated water; and his nourishment consisted of sago and salep.
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.
Called also salep, and salop; it was a greasy-looking beverage, sold much on stalls in the early morning.
salep consists chiefly of bassorin, some soluble gum, and a little starch.
The same weight of materials, without the salep, gave only 23⁄4lbs.
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).