from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A starchy meal ground from the dried roots of various Old World orchids of the genera Orchis and Eulophia, used for food and formerly as medicine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A starch or jelly made out of orchid-like plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The dried tubers of various species of Orchis, and Eulophia. It is used to make a nutritious beverage by treating the powdered preparation with hot water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A drug consisting of the decorticated and dried tubers of numerous orchidaceous plants, chiefly of the genus Orchis.
And it's not a nog, but there's the thick, creamy Middle Eastern beverage sahlep aka salep or sahlab, which is made with milk and powdered orchid root.
“It is what the Turkish people call salep, an oil made of the roots and flowers of the early purple orchid.
On the salep, that's a very generous offer - thanks!
If you would like some of the salep, I can send it to you.
The Kahramanmaraş region is known for its distinct ice cream, Maraş dondurması, which contains more salep than usual; it is much tougher and stickier, and may even require a knife and fork to eat.
However, the popularity of the salep flavor in Turkish ice cream has caused a decline in the populations of the region's wild orchids.
For this reason it is illegal to ship true salep out of the country.
The unusual texture is produced by the use of salep (a flour made from dried orchid tubers) and mastic resin as thickening agents, together with other flavorings.
And ate pudding made from shredded chicken breast very good it was too, and drank salep, a 'warming winter drink made from orchid roots' it sa here.
Sina well compounded when the moon stands in the proper House; yellow earths I have — arplan from China that makes a man renew his youth and astonish his household; saffron from Kashmir, and the best salep of