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[am-broh-zhuh l]
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  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.


    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


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper