hydromel

[ hahy-druh-mel ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌmɛl /

noun

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

Origin of hydromel

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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hydromel
/ (ˈhaɪdrəʊˌmɛl) /

noun

archaic another word for mead 1

Word Origin for hydromel

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