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A fermented liquor made of honeyed water, obtained by thoroughly washing the 'comb,' when drained of the honey; in a high class brew the 'comb' is sometimes washed in a little 'fresh beer' to hasten fermentation; but the strength of the liquor is dependen upon the quantity of honey it contains. Metheglin, when well made, and refined and matured by age, is a 'cordial' of no mean order - a homely 'liqueur' of potent quality.
- Georgina Jackson's Shropshire Word-Book, 1879
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A spiced or medicated variety of mead, originally peculiar to Wales.
- Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1908