Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, mid-16th century
Something very pleasing to taste or smell.
(Greek mythology) The food of the gods.
Examples of Ambrosia in a sentence
"The dessert you served last night was pure ambrosia."
"Ambrosia is a powerful element in many stories of Greek mythology."
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Ambrosia comes from Greek mythology. In many stories, gods who consumed ambrosia were given immortality. The word for “food of the gods” comes from the Greek word for immortal, “ambrotos.” You can feel godlike yourself if you want to claim your favorite dish is ambrosia upon your lips.
Did you Know?
The smell of freshly baked cookies in the air, the taste of ripe strawberries — anything that smells or tastes delicious can be called ambrosia. But if you want to make ambrosia, there is a specific recipe. It’s a salad (we’re using that word loosely) containing marshmallows, sour cream, shredded coconut, oranges and pineapple.