Julep definition

jo͝olĭp
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A mint julep.
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A mixture of water with syrup or sugar, as for drinking along with, or after taking, medicine.
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A refreshing drink flavored with aromatic herbs, especially mint.
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A sweet syrupy drink, especially one to which medicine can be added.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
julep
Plural:
juleps

Origin of julep

  • Middle English a sugar syrup from Old French from Medieval Latin from Arabic julāb from Persian gulāb rosewater gul rose (from Middle Persian) (from Old Iranian wr̥da-) (Greek rhodon) (from earlier wrodon) āb water (from Middle Persian) (from Old Iranian āp-, ap-) (Sanskrit āpas waters)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Persian گلاب (golâb).

    From Wiktionary