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  • Ambrosial — Am*bro sial, a. [L. ambrosius, Gr. ?.] 1. Consisting of, or partaking of the nature of, ambrosia; delighting the taste or smell; delicious. Ambrosial food. Ambrosial fragrance. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Divinely excellent or beautiful. Shakes his …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambrosial — index palatable, sapid, savory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ambrosial — (adj.) 1590s, immortal, divine, from L. ambrosius, from Gk. ambrosios (see AMBROSIA (Cf. ambrosia)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ambrosial — [am brō′zhənam brō′zhəl; am brō′zhē əl, am brō′zē əl] adj. 1. of or fit for the gods; divine 2. like ambrosia; delicious; fragrant: Also ambrosian [am brō′zhən] …   English World dictionary

  • ambrosial — ambrosia ► NOUN 1) Greek & Roman Mythology the food of the gods. 2) something very pleasing to taste or smell. 3) honey or pollen used as food by bees. DERIVATIVES ambrosial adjective. ORIGIN Greek, elixir of life …   English terms dictionary

  • ambrosial — adjective 1. extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant a nectarous drink ambrosial food • Syn: ↑ambrosian, ↑nectarous • Similar to: ↑tasty • Derivationally related for …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambrosial — ambrosially, adv. /am broh zheuhl/, adj. 1. exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant. 2. worthy of the gods; divine. Also, ambrosian. [1590 1600; AMBROSI(A) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ambrosial — adjective a) Succulently sweet or fragrant. b) Worthy of the gods …   Wiktionary

  • ambrosial — Synonyms and related words: adorable, agreeable, aromatic, balmy, bittersweet, candied, dainty, darling, delectable, delicate, delicious, delightful, essenced, exquisite, flowery, fragrant, fruity, good, good to eat, good tasting, gustable, gusty …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ambrosial — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. fit for the gods, delectable, mouthwatering, heavenly, savory, delicious, tasty, toothsome, divine, sweet smelling, fragrant, aromatic. ANT.: distasteful, disgusting II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Highly… …   English dictionary for students

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