julep


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Julep \Ju"lep\ (j[=u]"l[e^]p), n. [F., fr. Sp. julepe, fr. Ar. &
   Per. jul[=a]b, jull[=a]b, fr. Per. gul[=a]b rose water and
   julep; gul rose + [=a]b water.]
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   1. A refreshing drink flavored with aromatic herbs;
      especially (Med.), a sweet, demulcent, acidulous, or
      mucilaginous mixture, used as a vehicle. --Milton.
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            Honey in woods, juleps in brooks.     --H. Vaughan.
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   2. An alcoholic beverage composed of brandy, whisky, or some
      other spirituous liquor, with sugar, pounded ice, and
      sprigs of mint; -- called also mint julep. [U.S.]
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