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mead

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noun \ˈmēd\

Definition of mead

  1. :  a fermented beverage made of water and honey, malt, and yeast



Origin and Etymology of mead

Middle English mede, from Old English medu; akin to Old High German metu mead, Greek methy wine


First Known Use: before 12th century

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mead

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Definition of mead

archaic

  1. :  meadow



Origin and Etymology of mead

Middle English mede, from Old English mǣd


First Known Use: before 12th century


Mead

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biographical name \ˈmēd\

Definition of Mead

  1. Margaret 1901–1978 Am. anthropol.




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