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An alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey and water.
(Brewing) an alcoholic drink made by fermenting a solution of honey, often with spices added
[Old English meodu; related to Old High German metu, Greek methu, Welsh medd]
(Physical Geography) an archaic or poetic word for meadow
[Old English mǣd]
(Placename) Lake Mead a reservoir in NW Arizona and SE Nevada, formed by the Hoover Dam across the Colorado River: one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Area: 588 sq km (227 sq miles)
(Biography) Margaret. 1901–78, US anthropologist. Her works include Coming of Age in Samoa (1928) and Male and Female (1949)
an alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water.
[before 900; Old English me(o)du; c. Old High German metu, Skt madhu honey, Greek méthy wine]
[before 1000; Middle English mede, Old English mǣd]
1. Margaret, 1901–78, U.S. anthropologist.
2. Lake, a lake in NW Arizona and SE Nevada, formed by Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. 227 sq. mi. (588 sq. km).
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|Noun||1.||Mead - United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)|
|2.||Mead - United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)|
|3.||mead - made of fermented honey and water |
honey - a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
metheglin - spiced or medicated mead
hydromel - honey diluted in water; becomes mead when fermented