Ambrosian

[am-broh-zhuh n]
adjective
  1. Roman Catholic Church.
    1. pertaining to the religious congregations under the protection of Saint Ambrose.
    2. pertaining to the ancient liturgy of the church of Milan.
  2. (lowercase) ambrosial.

ambrosial

[am-broh-zhuh l]
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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Word Origin and History for ambrosian

ambrosial

adj.

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

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