1. A mint julep.
2. A sweet syrupy drink, especially one to which medicine can be added.
[Middle English, a sugar syrup, from Old French, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic julāb, from Persian gulāb, rosewater : gul, rose (from Middle Persian, from Old Iranian *wda-; akin to Greek rhodon from earlier *wrodon) + āb, water (from Middle Persian, from Old Iranian *āp-, ap-; akin to Sanskrit āpas, waters).]
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