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- n. An excitant containing opium, much used by the Turks - Dunglison
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- n. An excitant containing opium, much used by the Turks.
Arabic maslaq: compare French masloc (Wiktionary)
In most cases alcohol forms the base of such beverages, although the _maslach_ that Turkish soldiers drink just before a battle contains none of it, on account of a religious precept.