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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Definitions for ambrosial

  1. Exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant.
  2. Worthy of the gods; divine.

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Citations for ambrosial
But if something is slightly bruised, speckled or dinged on the outside, we don't usually take the time to wonder if it might be ambrosial within. Monica Eng, "Farmers markets bring on the ugly fruit and we love it," Chicago Tribune, August, 2010.
She combed her shining hair, and plaited long ambrosial braids to hang from her immortal head. Homer, W. H. D. Rouse, The Iliad: The Story of Achilles
Origin of ambrosial
1590-1600
Ambrosial comes from the Greek ambrosios, "of the Gods." Ambrosia refers to the food or drink consumed by the Greek pantheon.