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ambrosia

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noun am·bro·sia \am-ˈbrō-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of ambrosia

  1. 1 a :  the food of the Greek and Roman gods b :  the ointment or perfume of the gods

  2. 2 :  something extremely pleasing to taste or smell

  3. 3 :  a dessert made of oranges and shredded coconut

am·bro·sialplay \-zh(ē-)əl\ adjective
am·bro·sial·lyplay \-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

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