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
Mead that has been flavored with herbs or spices.
Origin of metheglinWelsh meddyglyn meddyg medicinal ( from Latin medicus ) ( from medērī 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).