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Middle English, from Old French julep, from Medieval Latin julapium, via Arabic جُلَاب(julāb) from Persian گلاب(golâb, rosewater), from گل(rose) + آب(water).


  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒuːlɛp/
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julep (plural juleps)

  1. A refreshing drink flavored with aromatic herbs, especially mint, and sometimes alcohol.
    • 1999, “The Brouhaha”, in Hello Nasty, performed by Beastie Boys:
      Yo, we be making mountains out of Cool Whip / Pass me the mint for the julep
    • 2014, John T. Edge, The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 7: Foodways, UNC Press Books, →ISBN, page 198:
      In 1797 the American Museum described the Virginian who upon rising “drinks a julep made of rum, water, and sugar, but very strong.” The mint was added a few years later.
  2. (historical, medicine) A pleasant-tasting liquid medicine in which other nauseous medicines are taken.
    • 1833, R. J. Bertin, Charles W. Chauncy, transl., Treatise on the Diseases of the Heart, and Great Vessels, Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blnachard, page 189:
      Contraction of the left ventricular orifice, with hypertrophy of the corresponding ventricle; catarrh at the superior part of the right lung. (Julep; digital; aperit. oxymel scillit.)

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From French julep.


julep n (plural julepuri)

  1. julep