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honey-beer, noun

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DutchShow more Perhaps translation of Dutch honingbier.
A drink similar to mead, made of honey fermented by the addition of leaven and, occasionally, the larvae of bees; bojalwa sense 1; Hottentot beer, see Hottentot noun sense 6 b; cf. karrie noun3 sense 1 a.
1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 57Doubtless, they owe not their Healths a little to the Simplicity of their Drink, which is only Water, Milk, and Honey-Beer.
1992 Weekend Post 24 Oct. (Leisure) 1Kareedouw’s Karrie Festival may well be over but the taste of its honeybeer lingers on. The smooth yellow liquid, first brewed by the Strandloper Bushmen, is unique to the Kouga and Tsitsikamma regions, since the vital ingredient — the boesman flower — only grows in this area.
A drink similar to mead, made of honey fermented by the addition of leaven and, occasionally, the larvae of bees; bojalwa1; Hottentot beer, see Hottentotnoun6 b;

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