- a variety of spiced mead.
Origin of metheglin
1525–35; < Welsh meddyglyn, equivalent to meddyg healing (< Latin medicus; see medical) + llyn liquor
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Examples from the Web for metheglin
Metheglin cans and drinking-mugs of pewter were found on nearly every table.Home Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
The older the honey is, the whiter coloured the Metheglin will be.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened
Where metheglin was making he would linger round the tubs and vessels, begging a draught of what he called bee-wine.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2
Where metheglin was making, he would linger round the tubs and vessels, begging a draught of what he called Bee-wine.
To make verses to the widow, on the other hand, came as easy as sipping usquebaugh or metheglin.
- (esp formerly) spiced or medicated mead
C16: from Welsh meddyglyn, from meddyg healer (from Latin medicus medical) + llyn liquor
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