Ambrosia

Definition of Ambrosia

Am`bro´sia
n.1.(Myth.) The fabled food of the gods (as nectar was their drink), which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it.
His dewy locks distilled ambrosia.
- Milton.
2.A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell.
3.Formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now (Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed, hogweed, etc.
4.(Zool.) The food of certain small bark beetles, family Scolytidæ believed to be fungi cultivated by the beetles in their burrows.
5.A dessert made from shredded coconuts and oranges, sometimes including other ingredients such as marshmallow.

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