Definitions for ambrosiaæmˈbroʊ ʒə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

am•bro•siaæmˈbroʊ ʒə(n.)

  1. the food of the ancient Greek and Roman gods, ensuring their immortality.

    Category: Mythology

  2. something especially delicious to taste or smell.

  3. a dessert of oranges, shredded coconut, and often pineapple.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of ambrosia:

1545–55; < L < Gk: immortality, food of the gods, n. use of fem. of ambrósios=a-a -6+-mbrosios, comb. form of brotōsmortal


Princeton's WordNet

  1. beebread, ambrosia(noun)

    a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae

  2. ragweed, ambrosia, bitterweed(noun)

    any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma

  3. ambrosia(noun)

    fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut

  4. ambrosia, nectar(noun)

    (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal


  1. ambrosia(Noun)

    (Greek & Roman Mythology) The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality

  2. ambrosia(Noun)

    Any food with an especially delicious flavour or fragrance

  3. ambrosia(Noun)

    A mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae

  4. Origin: From ambrosia, from ἀμβροσία, from ἄμβροτος, from ἀ- + βροτός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ambrosia(noun)

    the fabled food of the gods (as nectar was their drink), which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it

  2. Ambrosia(noun)

    an unguent of the gods

  3. Ambrosia(noun)

    a perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell

  4. Ambrosia(noun)

    formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now (Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed, hogweed, etc


  1. Ambrosia

    In ancient Greek mythology, ambrosia is sometimes the food or drink of the Greek gods, often depicted as conferring ageless immortality upon whomever consumed it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus by doves, so it may have been thought of in the Homeric tradition as a kind of divine exhalation of the Earth. Ambrosia is sometimes depicted in ancient art as distributed by a nymph labeled with that name. In the myth of Lycurgus, an opponent to the wine god Dionysus, violence committed against Ambrosia turns her into a grapevine.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ambrosia

    A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. The POLLEN is one cause of HAYFEVER.


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