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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."

About Ambrosia

In many stories of Greek mythology, gods who consumed ambrosia were given immortality. The word for "food of the gods" comes from the Greek word "ambrotos," meaning "immortal." 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 traditional Southern recipe. It's a salad (we're using that word loosely) that contains marshmallows, sour cream, shredded coconut, oranges, and pineapple.

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