• IPA: /ˈdʒuːlɛp/

julep (plural juleps)

  1. A refreshing drink flavored with aromatic herbs, especially mint, and sometimes alcohol.
    • 2014, John T. Edge, The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 7: Foodways, UNC Press Books (ISBN 9781469616520), 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.

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