ambrosia[am brō′z̸hə; -z̸hē ə, -zē ə]
- The definition of ambrosia is a sweet fruit dessert salad that has a thick custard-like consistency.
An example of ambrosia is a dessert salad made with marshmallows, orange, pineapple and coconut.
- In mythology, ambrosia is defined as the food or drink of the Greek Gods.
An example of ambrosia is nectar.
- Ambrosia is defined as any food or aroma that is remarkably pleasant to taste or smell.
An example of ambrosia is perfume.
- Gr. & Rom. Myth. the food of the gods
- anything that tastes or smells delicious
Origin of ambrosiaClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek ; from ambrotos, immortal ; from a-, not + brotos, mortal ; from an unverified form mrotos ; from Indo-European an unverified form mṛ-to, dead: for base see mortal
- Greek & Roman Mythology The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality.
- Something with an especially delicious flavor or fragrance.
- A dessert containing primarily oranges and flaked coconut.
Origin of ambrosiaLatin, from Greek ambrosiā, from ambrotos, immortal, immortalizing; see mer- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin ambrosia (“food of the gods”), from Ancient Greek ἀμβροσία (ambrosia, “immortality”), from ἄμβροτος (ambrotos, “immortal”), from ἀ- (a-, “not”) + βροτός (brotos, “mortal”).