hydromel

hydromel

[hahy-druh-mel]
noun
a liquor consisting of honey and water that, when fermented, becomes mead.

Origin:
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)
 
n
archaic another word for mead
 
[C15: from Latin, from Greek hudromeli, from hydro- + meli honey]

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