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 (ăm-brō′zhə, -zhē-ə)
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.
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Chef Andrea's version, which does not roll the thin veal medallions but does accent them with prosciutto and sauce them ambrosially in a sage-scented Marsala, deserves the epithet.