\sˈe͡ɪləp], \sˈeɪləp], \s_ˈeɪ_l_ə_p]\
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By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
The prepared bulb of the Orchis mascula and other species of Orchis. The salep of Cachmere is from a species of Eulophia. Salep is in small, irregular, hard masses. In its composition in relation to water, it is closely analogous to tragacauth. It is possessed of similar virtues with sago, tapioca, etc. The mucilage is prepared by dissolving the powdered salep in hot water, with assiduous stirring, and adding to the solution sugar and milk.
Otaheite, Arrow-root. (Tahiti).
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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- fruit like that rose, consisting a cup formed of the calyx tube receptacle, and containing achenes. [Greek] An etaerio with achenes placed on concave thalamus.