ambrosial


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am·bro·sia

 (ăm-brō′zhə, -zhē-ə)
n.
1. Greek & Roman Mythology The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality.
2. Something with an especially delicious flavor or fragrance.
3. A dessert of mixed fruits, usually including oranges and pineapple, combined with flaked coconut and often marshmallows.

[Latin, from Greek ambrosiā, from ambrotos, immortal, immortalizing; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]

am·bro′sial (ăm-brō′zhəl, -zhē-əl) adj.
am·bro′sial·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ambrosial - extremely pleasing to the tasteambrosial - extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant; "a nectarous drink"; "ambrosial food"
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
2.ambrosial - worthy of the godsambrosial - worthy of the gods      
heavenly - of or belonging to heaven or god

ambrosial

adjective
Highly pleasing, especially to the sense of taste:
Slang: yummy.
References in classic literature ?
Suppose he should relent And publish Grace to all, on promise made Of new Subjection; with what eyes could we Stand in his presence humble, and receive Strict Laws impos'd, to celebrate his Throne With warbl'd Hymns, and to his Godhead sing Forc't Halleluiah's; while he Lordly sits Our envied Sovran, and his Altar breathes Ambrosial Odours and Ambrosial Flowers, Our servile offerings.
She washed her face with the ambrosial loveliness that Venus wears when she goes dancing with the Graces; she made her taller and of a more commanding figure, while as for her complexion it was whiter than sawn ivory.
As he spoke the son of Saturn bowed his dark brows, and the ambrosial locks swayed on his immortal head, till vast Olympus reeled.
The captain, in reply, described his niece's anxiety as something--something--something, in short, only to be indicated by shaking his ambrosial curls and waving his jaunty cane.
The ambrosial and essential part of the fruit is lost with the bloom which is rubbed off in the market cart, and they become mere provender.
His door was barricaded by a set of ingenious bolts of his own invention, for the sieges were frequent by the neighbours when any unusually ambrosial odour spread itself from the den to the neighbouring studies.
He beamed on her from the drawing-room door-- magnificent, with ambrosial whiskers, like a god.
He walked along the street without looking where he put his feet; and he walked in a direction which would not bring him to the place of appointment with another lady (an elderly nursery governess putting her trust in an Apollo-like ambrosial head).
Already he bowed his broad shoulders, his head of ambrosial locks, as if ready to receive the leather yoke of the sandwich board.
The ceremony was effective up to a certain point, and would have been wholly so throughout, if Miss Rugg, as she raised her glass to her lips in completion of it, had not happened to look at Young John; when she was again so overcome by the contemptible comicality of his disinterestedness as to splutter some ambrosial drops of rum and water around, and withdraw in confusion.
As GDP per capita is starting to bypass the $10,000 mark in ever widening areas across China, diversified and customized healthy foods are set to become widely popular, providing much headroom for innovative cooperation between the two countries in both the agriculture and food sector, with Yili's Satine, Ambrosial, Pro-Kido, Chang Qing and Chocliz standing as good examples of what can be done.
Then, just as an unadvertised squid ink crisp revealed itself to be an ambrosial prawn cracker, Mrs Diner and I looked at each other and mouthed two words in unison: "Seriously good