One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A drink similar to mead, made with fermented honey and water.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Just as the name suggests, hydromel is ‘a mixture of water and honey’; when it ferments, it becomes mead.’
Late Middle English: from Latin, from Greek hudromeli, from hudro- ‘water’ + meli ‘honey’.
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