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ambrosial

[am-broh-zhuh l]
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adjective
  1. exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant.
  2. worthy of the gods; divine.
Also am·bro·sian [am-broh-zhuh n] /æmˈbroʊ ʒən/.

Origin of ambrosial

First recorded in 1590–1600; ambrosi(a) + -al1
Related formsam·bro·sial·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for ambrosial

Historical Examples

  • Am I to have some of this ambrosial bread, too, Cousin Molly?

    Molly Brown's Orchard Home

    Nell Speed

  • (Contentment is the ambrosial draught for oblivion of all cares).

  • Quaffing nectar at mess with gods golden dishes, all ambrosial.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • If the rose has thorns, has it not also a balsamic tincture and ambrosial sweetness?

  • Joves ambrosial curls must shake in another Olympia than this.


Word Origin and History for ambrosial

adj.

1590s, "immortal, divine," from Latin ambrosius, from Greek ambrosios (see ambrosia).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper