Adjective "Ambrosia" definition and examples

(Ambrosia may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/amˈbrəʊzɪə/

Definitions and examples

noun

The food of the gods.
  1. 'Athena strengthens Achilles by planting ambrosia and honey in his chest.'
  2. 'In the poem, Hector's body, attached to Achilles' chariot and dragged around Troy, cannot be mutilated because Aphrodite has anointed it with ambrosia.'
  3. 'the tea was ambrosia after the slop I'd been suffering'
  4. 'Last year, at the festival, the food Ambi Swami served was sheer ambrosia.'
  5. 'The result is like ambrosia, pleasing in colour, form, smell, and taste.'
  6. 'It's great to have a job where you serve people the ambrosia of the gods'
  7. 'Sometimes when inspiration hits, you create something that just tastes like ambrosia.'
  8. 'Geneva had wanted a lavish one, filled with gifts and smiles, dance and music, and food that tasted of ambrosia.'
  9. 'Last night's dinner was nutritious ambrosia and I was reminded how easy it is to make something very simple and tasty.'
  10. 'Is it possible that the gods ate ham, egg and chips and shortened the name to ambrosia?'
A fungal product used as food by ambrosia beetles.
  1. 'The ambrosia fungus appears as the black lining of the gallery.'
  2. 'It is one of more than 300 species of wood-boring ambrosia beetles which distribute the spores of ambrosia fungi.'
  1. 'She starts with either nettles or bee pollen, moving from there, if necessary, to an ambrosia or eye-bright tincture.'

More definitions

noun

1. Classical Mythology. the food of the gods.

Compare nectar (def 3).

2. something especially delicious to taste or smell.

3. a fruit dessert made of oranges and shredded coconut and sometimes pineapple.

Origin

(ambrosia)Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek, ‘elixir of life’, from ambrotos ‘immortal’.