hydromel


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hy·dro·mel

 (hī′drə-mĕl′)
n.
A mixture of water and honey that becomes mead when fermented.

[Middle English ydromel, from Old French, from Latin hydromeli, from Greek hudromeli : hudro-, hydro- + meli, honey; see melit- in Indo-European roots.]

hydromel

(ˈhaɪdrəʊˌmɛl)
n
(Brewing) archaic another word for mead1
[C15: from Latin, from Greek hudromeli, from hydro- + meli honey]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydromel - honey diluted in water; becomes mead when fermented
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
mead - made of fermented honey and water
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In the Hippocratic Corpus (mostly fifth to fourth centuries BC) honey was prescribed as medicine in many formats, but most commonly as hydromel (honey and water) or oxymel (honey acidified with vinegar).
Contractor name : PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO INZYNIERII OCHRONY SRODOWISKA I MELIORACJI HYDROMEL SPEoLKA Z O.
A quantity of two obols of its juice drunk with hydromel brings up phlegm and bile as hellebore does; but when too much is drunk, it is lethal.