Definition of ambrosia
1 a : the food of the Greek and Roman gods b : the ointment or perfume of the gods
2 : something extremely pleasing to taste or smell
3 : a dessert made of oranges and shredded coconut
Origin of ambrosia
Latin, from Greek, literally, immortality, from ambrotos immortal, from a- + -mbrotos (akin to brotos mortal) — more at murder
First Known Use: 15th century
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