mead

noun (1)
\ ˈmēd How to pronounce mead (audio) \

Definition of mead

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

mead

noun (2)

Definition of mead (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic
: meadow

First Known Use of mead

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mead

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

Middle English mede "meadow, clearing," going back to Old English mǣd — more at meadow

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“Mead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mead. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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