Definition of hydromel in English:

hydromel

noun

historical
  • A drink similar to mead, made with fermented honey and water.

    • ‘Just as the name suggests, hydromel is ‘a mixture of water and honey’; when it ferments, it becomes mead.’
    • ‘The Quartermaster sways slightly from too much hydromel, but he still recognizes his expression.’
    • ‘In three gulps he drank all the hydromel and carried it off, gaining sole possession of all poetry, except for a few drops that fell to the ground during his flight.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin, from Greek hudromeli, from hudro- ‘water’ + meli ‘honey’.

Pronunciation

hydromel

/ˈhīdrəˌmel//ˈhaɪdrəˌmɛl/