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A hot drink made from salep or sassafras root, formerly used medicinally.

[Alteration of salep.]


(Complementary Medicine) an infusion of aromatic herbs or other plant parts, esp salep, formerly used as a tonic or cure
[C18: changed from salep]
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One can imagine Clown purchasing a saloop, a drink (made from salep or sassafras with milk and sugar) used by the poor instead of coffee.
SILVER SERG, owned and bred by former racecourse owner Ron Muddle under his Saloop banner, shed his maiden status at the 12th time of asking under a confident ride from Dominic Elsworth.