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oxymel (plural oxymels)
- (historical, medicine) A mixture of honey, water, and vinegar, boiled to a syrup, sometimes mixed with herbs or spices.
- 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 5, member 3, subsection i:
- If it long continue, vomits may be taken after meat, or otherwise gently procured with warm water, oxymel, etc., now and then.