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[ee-nuh-mel, en-uh-]
  1. a drink made of wine mixed with honey.
  2. something combining strength with sweetness.
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Origin of oenomel

1565–75; < Late Latin oenomeli < Greek oinómeli, equivalent to oîno(s) wine + méli honey
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Historical Examples

  • For the coffee—thank you, indeed thank you, but nothing after the 'oenomel' and before half past six.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

    Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

British Dictionary definitions for oenomel


  1. a drink made of wine and honey
  2. literary a source of strength and sweetness
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Word Origin

C16: via Latin from Greek oinos wine + meli honey
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