a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
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
fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
(classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
(Greek & Roman Mythology) The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality
Any food with an especially delicious flavour or fragrance
A mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
Origin: From ambrosia, from ἀμβροσία, from ἄμβροτος, from ἀ- + βροτός.
the fabled food of the gods (as nectar was their drink), which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it
an unguent of the gods
a perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell
formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now (Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed, hogweed, etc
Origin: [L. ambrosia, Gr. 'ambrosi`a, properly fem. of 'ambro`sios, fr. 'a`mbrotos immortal, divine; 'a priv. + broto`s mortal (because it was supposed to confer immortality on those who partook of it). broto`s stands for mroto`s, akin to Skr. mita, L. mortuus, dead, and to E. mortal.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
am-brō′zhi-a, n. the fabled food of the gods, which gave immortal youth and beauty to those who ate it: the anointing oil of the gods: any finely-flavoured beverage: something delightfully sweet and pleasing.—adj. Ambrō′sial, fragrant: delicious: immortal: heavenly.—adv. Ambrō′sially.—adj. Ambrō′sian, relating to ambrosia: relating to St Ambrose, bishop of Milan in the 4th century. [L.—Gr. ambrosios = ambrotos, immortal—a, neg., and brotos, mortal, for mrotos, Sans. mrita, dead—mri (L. mori), to die.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. The POLLEN is one cause of HAYFEVER.
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The numerical value of ambrosia in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ambrosia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- ամբրոսիա, ամբրոսArmenian
- 神々の食物, アムブロシアJapanese
- ambrozija, амброзијаSerbo-Croatian
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