Salep meaning

săl'əp
A starchy meal ground from the dried roots of various orchids chiefly of the genus Orchis, used for food and formerly as medicine.
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The starchy dried tubers of various orchids (esp. genera Orchis and Eulophia), ground up and used as food.
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A starch or jelly made out of orchid-like plants.
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Origin of salep

Turkish salep from Arabic saḥlab orchid from which salep is made, salep probably alteration of (ḫuṭā al)-ṯa‘lab (testicles of the) fox (from the appearance of the tubers) ṯʕlb in Semitic roots