1 (esp. of fruits) full-flavoured; sweet; ripe
2 (esp. of wines) well-matured
3 (esp. of colours or sounds) soft or rich
4 kind-hearted, esp. through maturity or old age
5 genial, as through the effects of alcohol
6 (of soil) soft and loamy
7 to make or become mellow; soften; mature
8 foll by: out to become calm and relaxed or (esp. of a drug) to have a calming or relaxing effect on (someone)
(C15: perhaps from Old English meru soft (as through ripeness))
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