Definition of metheglin in English:

metheglin

Syllabification: me·theg·lin
Pronunciation: /məˈTHeɡlən
 
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noun

historical
A spiced or medicated variety of mead, associated particularly with Wales.
More example sentences
  • Or you can leave it out all together, and simply let the metheglin mature a year longer.
  • The difference is that mead is fermented honey and water, while metheglin usually means mead infused heavily with herbs.
  • My acquaintance never ran out of metheglin, which was mixed when he harvested his honey, and he never failed to offer me a swig or two.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Welsh meddyglyn, from meddyg 'medicinal' (from Latin medicus) + llyn 'liquor'.

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