ambrosia Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
noun any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma
noun fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
noun (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
(Myth.) (a) The fabled food of the gods (as nectar was their drink), which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it. (b) An unguent of the gods.
His dewy locks distilled ambrosia. Milton.
A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell.Spenser.
Formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now (Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed, hogweed, etc.
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