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mead

(mēd), wine made of fermented honey and water, sometimes flavored with spices. It is highly intoxicating. Mead was known in classical Greece and Rome and was the favorite drink of the tribes of N and W Europe.

mead

an alcoholic drink made by fermenting a solution of honey, often with spices added

Mead

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Margaret. 1901--78, US anthropologist. Her works include Coming of Age in Samoa (1928) and Male and Female (1949)

Mead

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Lake. a reservoir in NW Arizona and SE Nevada, formed by the Hoover Dam across the Colorado River: one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Area: 588 sq. km (227 sq. miles)
References in classic literature ?
Here is a glass of mead from your son,' said the host.
Beer for the lads of the forest, mead for the gleeman, strong waters for the tinker, and wine for the rest.
It would take a clever man to live upon thy labor, Hugh," remarked one of the foresters, "seeing that the half of thy time is spent in swilling mead at the `Pied Merlin.
Mead had to stay--he had caught Miss Polly as she fell.
All the stores of provisions for the winter are laid up in the summer, and well cured: our drink was water, mixed with aqua vitae instead of brandy; and for a treat, mead instead of wine, which, however, they have very good.
In February 2012, Mrs Mead hit the headlines when, after suffering two strokes and a fall which left her unconscious, she was given two days to live.
Most people consider mead as a sickly sweet beverage best left to medieval-themed banquets and renaissance fairs; many think it's beer.
Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: The Kinship of Women
They are listed as the Institute's counsel of record on the Institute's amicus brief in Mead.
On that November evening, he was happy not to be asked about Andy Warhol, with whom Mead is, for better or worse, inevitably associated; he therefore encouraged my probing.
George Herbert Mead (1863 - 1931) was an American philosopher, sociologist and psychologist, primarily affiliated with the University of Chicago, where he was one of several distinguished pragmatists.
Margaret Mead was an influential American cultural anthropologist and feminist who offered the world an unprecedented look into the cultural practices of the people of Samoa through her landmark book Coming of Age in Samoa (1928, Harper Perennial).