[ muh-theg-lin ]
/ məˈθɛg lɪn /


a variety of spiced mead.


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Origin of metheglin

1525–35; < Welsh meddyglyn, equivalent to meddyg healing (< Latin medicus; see medical) + llyn liquor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for metheglin

/ (məˈθɛɡlɪn) /


(esp formerly) spiced or medicated mead

Word Origin for metheglin

C16: from Welsh meddyglyn, from meddyg healer (from Latin medicus medical) + llyn liquor
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