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Sunday, July 17, 2016

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
She thought she was possibly romanticizing the omelette--she'd been so hungry even stale bread would have tasted ambrosial. Freya North, Secrets, 2009
In those far lands I reveled in the ambrosial food that fructifies the soul, the mind, the heart. Mark Twain, "The Canvasser's Tale," The Atlantic Monthly, Volume XXXVIII, 1876
Origin of ambrosial
1590-1600
Ambrosial is the adjectival form of ambrosia, the food of the gods in classical mythology. It can be traced to the Greek brotōs meaning "mortal."