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سَحْلَب
 سحلب‎ on Arabic Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

Allegedly a contraction of خُصَى الثَعْلَب(ḵuṣā ṯ-ṯaʿlab, fox testicles) for the root tubers’ looking like testicles.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

سَحْلَب (saḥlabm

  1. Orchis gen.
  2. the starch of the bulbs of Orchis gen., salep
  3. a drink made from milk thickened with salep, sweetened, and usually flavored with rosewater or orange blossom water

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Löw, Immanuel (1928) Die Flora der Juden[1] (in German), volume 1, Wien und Leipzig: R. Löwit, page 600
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “سحلب”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 557