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ambrosial

[am-broh-zhuh l] /æmˈbroʊ ʒəl/
adjective
1.
exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant.
2.
worthy of the gods; divine.
Also, ambrosian.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; ambrosi(a) + -al1
Related forms
ambrosially, adverb
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Examples from the web for ambrosial
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for ambrosial
adj.

1590s, "immortal, divine," from Latin ambrosius, from Greek ambrosios (see ambrosia).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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