an alcoholic liquor made of fermented honey, often containing a spice or medicinal substance: a kind of mead
Origin of metheglinWelsh meddyglyn ; from medd, mead + llyn, juice
A beverage typically made of fermented honey and water; mead.
Origin of metheglinWelsh meddyglyn : meddyg, medicinal (from Latin medicus, from med&emacron;r&imacron;, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots) + llyn, liquor.
From Welsh meddyglyn, from meddyg (“medicinal") (from Latin medicus) + llyn (“liquor") (cognate with Irish lionn and Gaelic leann).