|1.||classical myth Compare nectar the food of the gods, said to bestow immortality|
|2.||anything particularly delightful to taste or smell|
|3.||another name for beebread|
|4.||any of various herbaceous plants constituting the genus Ambrosia, mostly native to America but widely naturalized: family Asteraceae (composites). The genus includes the ragweeds|
|[C16: via Latin from Greek: immortality, from ambrotos, from |
The food of the gods in classical mythology. Those who ate it became immortal.
Note: Particularly delicious food is sometimes called “ambrosia.”