Classical Mythology. the food of the gods.: Compare nectar (def. 3).
something especially delicious to taste or smell.
a fruit dessert made of oranges and shredded coconut and sometimes pineapple.
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How to use ambrosia in a sentence
Female ambrosia beetles venture out from nests to start families at new sites.What biologists call a species is becoming more than just a name | Jack J. Lee | October 14, 2021 | Science News For Students
Gemstones make a fine addition to any home, but if you’re looking to really win over your friends, we recommend snagging some nectar and ambrosia.Five sensational vacation destinations from the virtual worlds of video games | Shelly Tan, Elise Favis, Gene Park, Armand Emamdjomeh | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
If Tilda Swinton ate anything for five years straight, it would probably be ambrosia.The Tilda Swinton Weirdness Quiz: All About the MoMA-Napping Actress | Melissa Leon | March 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Start with the beets and horseradish crème fraiche, then move on to the ambrosia burger, ending strong with the banana cream pie.
Like ambrosia from the gods, I suddenly realized that Nicotine is the most amazing legal substance of the twentieth century.How My Little Slice of Heaven Became My Toddler's Hell | Laura Bennett | October 21, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
The gods themselves were fed on nectar and ambrosia, that they might not die like ordinary mortals.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
This was long before the days of Dunbar's pollantin, Holbrook Curtis' ambrosia, adrenalin, and the modern vaccines.The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
Thatcher has filled me amply with expensive urban food in this sylvan retreat—nectar and ambrosia.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
To Achilles, lamenting the death of Patroclus, she came with nectar and ambrosia, that his limbs might not grow faint with hunger.Greek Sculpture | Estelle M. Hurll
Even the gods required water and food; they were immortal because they had drunk ambrosia and eaten from the plant of life.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria | Donald A. Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for ambrosia
classical myth the food of the gods, said to bestow immortality: Compare nectar (def. 2)
anything particularly delightful to taste or smell
another name for beebread
any of various herbaceous plants constituting the genus Ambrosia, mostly native to America but widely naturalized: family Asteraceae (composites). The genus includes the ragweeds
- ambrosial or ambrosian, adjective
- ambrosially, adverb
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Cultural definitions for ambrosia
The food of the gods in classical mythology. Those who ate it became immortal.
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