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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.]


(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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"Irrigation systems need modernising; hydromel systems should be expanded; and urban water infrastructure, especially for wastewater, requires major investment."
Dans cette categorie, il existe toutefois une exception : le <<pourri>> se retrouve dans certaines boissons fermentees (bieres, hydromel, cervoise) fabriquees d'apres des recettes medievales.
for a barrel of honey, 12 ducat; a wax maja, 12 ducat; a barrel of mead, 12 ducat." A new item appeared among the taxable bee products exported from Muntenia: the mead, or hydromel, which was served as drink to Priscus, a Byzantium envoy sent to Attila, who stopped in Banat in his way to the Pannonian Field [1,5,16,18].