ambrosia


am·bro·sia

noun \am-ˈbrō-zh(ē-)ə\

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
am·bro·sial \-zh(ē-)əl\ adjective
am·bro·sial·ly \-zh(ē-)ə-lē\ adverb

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

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

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