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hydromel

[ hahy-druh-mel ]

noun

  1. a liquor consisting of honey and water that, when fermented, becomes mead.


hydromel

/ ˈhaɪdrəʊˌmɛl /

noun

  1. See mead
    archaic.
    another word for mead 1


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hydromel1

1555–65; < Latin < Greek hydrómeli, equivalent to hydro- hydro- 1 + méli honey; replacing late Middle English ydromel < Medieval Latin (variant of hydromel )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hydromel1

C15: from Latin, from Greek hudromeli, from hydro- + meli honey

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Example Sentences

He knows the smell of the hydromel As if two and two were five; And hides it away for a year and a day In his own hexagonal hive.

With the leaves of the latter they make a decoction which, mixed with hydromel, is an antidote for intermittent fevers.

The slaves carried baskets with cakes, roast meats and jars of hydromel.

Metheglin (Welsh Meddyglyn), also called hydromel and mead, was a drink as universal as it was ancient.

He gives a receipt—the earliest I have seen in print—for making metheglin or hydromel.

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