Hydromel definition

hīdrə-mĕl
A mixture of water and honey that becomes mead when fermented.
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A mixture of honey and water that becomes mead when fermented.
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A liquor consisting of honey diluted in water; mead prior to fermentation.
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Origin of hydromel

  • Middle English ydromel from Old French from Latin hydromeli from Greek hudromeli hudro- hydro- meli honey melit- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin hydromel, hydromeli, from hydro- (from Ancient Greek ὕδωρ (hudōr, “water”)) + mel (“honey”).

    From Wiktionary