Ambrosian

Ambrosian

[am-broh-zhuhn]
adjective
1.
Roman Catholic Church.
a.
pertaining to the religious congregations under the protection of Saint Ambrose.
b.
pertaining to the ancient liturgy of the church of Milan.
2.
(lowercase) ambrosial.
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Ambrose (ˈæmbrəʊz)
 
n
1.  Saint. ?340--397 ad, bishop of Milan; built up the secular power of the early Christian Church; also wrote music and Latin hymns. Feast day: Dec 7 or April 4
2.  Curtly (ˈkɜːtlɪ). born 1963, Antiguan cricketer; played for the West Indies 1987--2000
 
Am'brosian
 
adj

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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