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Julep

Julep

1. A refreshing drink flavored with aromatic herbs; especially.

(Science: medicine) a sweet, demulcent, acidulous, or mucilaginous mixture, used as a vehicle. Honey in woods, juleps in brooks. (H. Vaughan)

2. A beverage composed of brandy, whisky, or some other spirituous liquor, with sugar, pounded ice, and sprigs of mint.

Synonym: mint julep.

Origin: f, fr. Sp. Julepe, fr. Ar. & Per. Julab, jullab, fr. Per. Gulab rose water and julep; gul rose _ ab water.


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