Ju"lep (?), n. [F., fr. Sp. julepe, fr. Ar. & Per. julab, jullab, fr. Per. gulab rose water and julep; gul rose + ab water.]

1.

A refreshing drink flavored with aromatic herbs

; esp. Med.,

a sweet, demulcent, acidulous, or mucilaginous mixture, used as a vehicle.

Milton.

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; -- called also mint julep.

[U.S.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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