American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A beverage typically made of fermented honey and water; mead.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mead.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fermented beverage made of honey and water; mead.
- n. spiced or medicated mead
- From Welsh meddyglyn, from meddyg ("medicinal") (from Latin medicus) + llyn ("liquor") (cognate with Irish lionn and Gaelic leann). (Wiktionary)
- Welsh meddyglyn : meddyg, medicinal (from Latin medicus, from medērī, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots) + llyn, liquor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Peaches abounded; and a drink called metheglin, made of their juice mixed with whiskey and sweetened water, the thirsty traveller thought a rival to mint julep.”
“England, and a delicate sort of drink in Wales, called metheglin; but there was a kind of "swish-swash" made in Essex from honey-combs and water, called mead, which differed from the metheglin as chalk from cheese.”
“A spiced variety called metheglin is another strain, and there's the national drink of Ethiopia - Tej - a honey wine fermented with gesho, a tree root found there.”
“After the success I had with the prickly pear mead and the holiday spice metheglin from a few years back, I really thought I had it down with this meadmaking stuff.”
“I also popped open a bottle of my very-limited edition mint mead metheglin, which I bottled and put back in '07.”
“When a meal consists of paratthas or nan and meat then mead (honey wine) or metheglin ale (a kind of wine-beer hybrid made from a mix of honey and hops) go really well as does perry (pear wine).”
“Worlidge, in his “Vinetum Britannicum,” 1676, gives us receipts for metheglin and birch wine.”
“He gives a receipt — the earliest I have seen in print — for making metheglin or hydromel.”
“This informant describes metheglin as composed of wheat and honey (of course mixed with water), and the beer as being of sufficient strength to injure the nerves and cause head-ache.”
“And at this day barbarous people who want wine drink metheglin, allaying the sweetness of the honey by bitter roots, much of the taste of our wine.”
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