hydromel

[ hahy-druh-mel ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌmɛl /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. hydroma,
  2. hydromagnetics,
  3. hydromancy,
  4. hydromechanics,
  5. hydromedusa,
  6. hydromeningocele,
  7. hydrometallurgy,
  8. hydrometeor,
  9. hydrometeorology,
  10. hydrometer

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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British Dictionary definitions for hydromel

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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