1939, probably verb use of melled "mingled, blended," pp. of dial. mell "to mingle, blend," from M.E. mellen, from O.Fr. melder, variant of mesler "to mix, mingle" (see meddle). Original reference is to whiskey-making. Related: Melded; melding.
A concurrent, object-oriented, dataflow, modular and fault-tolerant language! MELD is comparable to SR. ["MELDing Multiple Granularities of Parallelism", G. Kaiser et al, ECOOP '89, pp. 147-166, Cambridge U Press 1989]. (1994-11-11)