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Ambrosia meaning

ambrosia - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The fabled food of the gods ( as nectar was their drink), which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it.
  2. 2. An unguent of the gods.
  3. 3. A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell.
  4. 4. Formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now ( Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed, hogweed, etc.
  5. 5. The food of certain small bark beetles, family Scolytidae believed to be fungi cultivated by the beetles in their burrows.
  6. 6. The fabled food of the gods; a fragrant plant.

ambrosia - examples of usage

  1. I should have stayed still long enough, for her warm breath played on my face, and gave me a foretaste of ambrosia; but Eleanore could restrain herself no longer, and, bursting into a peal of laughter, forced Clementine to open her eyes. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. Cream is more fragrant, more delicious, more potent than nectar or ambrosia. - "Hoosier Mosaics", Maurice Thompson.
  3. Mark showed no more uneasiness than if it had been commended to him as ambrosia; but he gave the man his arm, and as they went along explained the nature of their purchase, and inquired where it lay. - "The World's Greatest Books, Vol III", Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds..
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