from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mixture of water and honey that becomes mead when fermented.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A liquor consisting of honey diluted in water; mead prior to fermentation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A liquor consisting of honey diluted in water, and after fermentation called mead.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A liquor consisting of honey diluted with water, fermented or unfermented: in the former case called vinous hydromel, and also mead.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. honey diluted in water; becomes mead when fermented
Middle English ydromel, from Old French, from Latin hydromeli, from Greek hudromeli : hudro-, hydro- + meli, honey; see melit- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin hydromel, hydromeli, from hydro- (from Ancient Greek ὕδωρ ("water")) + mel ("honey"). (Wiktionary)