noun Etymology: Welsh meddyglyn Date: 15th century mead I

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  • Metheglin — Me*theg lin, n. [W. meddyglyn; medd mead + llyn liquor, juice. See {Mead} a drink.] A fermented beverage made of honey and water; mead. Gay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metheglin — [mə theg′lin] n. [Welsh meddyglyn < medd,MEAD1 + llyn, juice] an alcoholic liquor made of fermented honey, often containing a spice or medicinal substance: a kind of mead …   English World dictionary

  • metheglin — noun a spiced mead, originally from Wales ,1988: But Gwen behind the bar said: ‘Try this, mead it is called.’ Reg admired the pure long high front vowel. Sack mead and sack metheglin. A scholarly man, tall and in leggings, his face a map of… …   Wiktionary

  • metheglin — /meuh theg lin/, n. a variety of spiced mead. [1525 35; < Welsh meddyglyn, equiv. to meddyg healing ( < L medicus; see MEDICAL) + llyn liquor] * * * …   Universalium

  • Metheglin — A kind of drink based on *mead to which were added various spices; it was used medicinally. Cf. Bragget …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • metheglin — [mɪ θɛglɪn, mɛθəglɪn] noun historical a spiced variety of mead. Origin C16: from Welsh meddyglyn, from meddyg medicinal + llyn liquor …   English new terms dictionary

  • metheglin — me·theg·lin …   English syllables

  • metheglin —   n. mead …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • metheglin — A drink, otherwise known as mead, made from honey and malt, with yeast added. Marks v State, 159 Ala 71, 48 So 864 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • metheglin — noun spiced or medicated mead • Hypernyms: ↑mead …   Useful english dictionary

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