ambrosial

[am-broh-zhuhl]
adjective
1.
exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant.
2.
worthy of the gods; divine.
Also, ambrosian.


Origin:
1590–1600; ambrosi(a) + -al1

ambrosially, adverb
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ambrosia (æmˈbrəʊzɪə)
 
n
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 a-1 + brotos mortal]
 
am'brosial
 
adj
 
am'brosian
 
adj
 
am'brosially
 
adv

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ambrosial
1590s, "immortal, divine," from L. ambrosius, from Gk. ambrosios (see ambrosia).
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Example sentences
Solid yet creamy, caramel rice flan can be sliced and served in wedges, topped with its own ambrosial sauce.
Pesto, when done right and made with tiny fragrant basil leaves, is ambrosial.
Threw the long shadows of trees o'er the broad ambrosial meadows.
There will also be frog's eye salad, an ambrosial addition to any potluck.
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