- ambrosia ► NOUN 1) Greek & Roman Mythology the food of the gods. 2) something very pleasing to taste or smell. 3) honey or pollen used as food by bees.DERIVATIVES ambrosial adjective.ORIGIN Greek, 'elixir of life' .
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Ambrosial — Am*bro sial, a. [L. ambrosius, Gr. ?.] 1. Consisting of, or partaking of the nature of, ambrosia; delighting the taste or smell; delicious. Ambrosial food. Ambrosial fragrance. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Divinely excellent or beautiful. Shakes his … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ambrosial — index palatable, sapid, savory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
ambrosial — (adj.) 1590s, immortal, divine, from L. ambrosius, from Gk. ambrosios (see AMBROSIA (Cf. ambrosia)) … Etymology dictionary
ambrosial — [am brō′zhənam brō′zhəl; am brō′zhē əl, am brō′zē əl] adj. 1. of or fit for the gods; divine 2. like ambrosia; delicious; fragrant: Also ambrosian [am brō′zhən] … English World dictionary
ambrosial — adjective 1. extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant a nectarous drink ambrosial food • Syn: ↑ambrosian, ↑nectarous • Similar to: ↑tasty • Derivationally related for … Useful english dictionary
ambrosial — adjective see ambrosia … New Collegiate Dictionary
ambrosial — ambrosially, adv. /am broh zheuhl/, adj. 1. exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant. 2. worthy of the gods; divine. Also, ambrosian. [1590 1600; AMBROSI(A) + AL1] * * * … Universalium
ambrosial — adjective a) Succulently sweet or fragrant. b) Worthy of the gods … Wiktionary
ambrosial — Synonyms and related words: adorable, agreeable, aromatic, balmy, bittersweet, candied, dainty, darling, delectable, delicate, delicious, delightful, essenced, exquisite, flowery, fragrant, fruity, good, good to eat, good tasting, gustable, gusty … Moby Thesaurus
ambrosial — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. fit for the gods, delectable, mouthwatering, heavenly, savory, delicious, tasty, toothsome, divine, sweet smelling, fragrant, aromatic. ANT.: distasteful, disgusting II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Highly… … English dictionary for students