The fabled food regarding the gods as nectar was their drink which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it
- a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by employee bees and provided to larvae
- some of many chiefly us weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce very allergenic pollen responsible for much hay-fever and asthma
- fresh fruit dessert made from oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
- (traditional mythology) the food and beverage of this gods; mortals whom ate it became immortal
- The fabled food of gods (as nectar ended up being their particular drink),u000du000a which conferred immortality upon people who partook from it.
- An unguent of this gods.
- A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; one thing very pleasing to the taste or smell.
- previously, some sort of fragrant plant; now (Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed, hogweed, etc.
Feminine as a type of Ambrosio.
Name Origin: Spanish
Name Gender: Female
1550s, "favored food or drink of gods," from Latin ambrosia, from Greek ambrosia "food regarding the gods," fem. of ambrosios, most likely literally "of the immortals," from a- "not" (see a- (3)) + mbrotos, linked to mortos "mortal," from PIE *mer- "to die" (see mortal (adj.)). Applied to specific natural herbs by Pliny and Dioscorides; utilized of various foods for mortals since 1680s (originally of fresh fruit products); used figuratively for "anything delightful" by 1731.
A dessert of chilled fresh fruits coupled with coconut. Bananas and citric fruit like oranges are common components. Ambrosia are often offered as a salad.
(typical) ragweed [Ambrosia artemisiifolia, syn.: A. elatior]
(n.) The fabled meals associated with gods (as nectar had been their drink), which conferred immortality upon those that partook of it.
- (letter.) An unguent associated with gods.
- (n.) A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; anything really pleasing towards taste or scent.
- (letter.) Formerly, a type of fragrant plant; now (Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and useless weeds, called ragweed, hogweed, etc.
Another story was that he stole nectar and ambrosia from heaven and gave them to men (Pindar, 01.