"soft, sweet, juicy" (of ripe fruit), perhaps related to melowe
, variant of mele
"ground grain" (see meal
(2)), influenced by M.E. merow
"soft, tender," from O.E. mearu
. Meaning "slightly drunk" is from 1680s. The verb is from 1570s. Related: Mellowed
. Mellow yellow
"banana peel smoked to get high" is from 1967.