ambrosial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ambrosial worthy of the gods
    • adj ambrosial extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant "a nectarous drink","ambrosial food"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ambrosial Consisting of, or partaking of the nature of, ambrosia; delighting the taste or smell; delicious. "Ambrosial Ambrosial fragrance."
    • Ambrosial Divinely excellent or beautiful. "Shakes his ambrosial curls."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ambrosial Of or pertaining to ambrosia; partaking of the nature or qualities of ambrosia; anointed or fragrant with ambrosia; hence, delighting the taste or smell; delicious; fragrant; sweet-smelling: as, ambrosial dews.
    • ambrosial Pertaining to the senses of taste and smell: a forced use.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ambrosial fragrant: delicious: immortal: heavenly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ambrosius, Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—Gr. ambrosios = ambrotos, immortal—a, neg., and brotos, mortal, for mrotos, Sans. mrita, dead—mri (L. mori), to die.

Usage

In literature:

And then the ambrosial locks of the king were shaken over him from his immortal head; and he made mighty Olympus tremble.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
What ambrosial nights we had in the homely millhouse after untiring days with our rods!
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
Then there is an irresistible "Polly Stewart;" and "My Peggy's Heart" is fairly ambrosial.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
He takes us into the ambrosial world of heroes, of human vigor, of purity, of grace.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VI (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland IV" by Various
I felt her ambrosial breath on my cheek Like the scent and perfume of wild roses.
"The Forest King" by Hervey Keyes
In summer time he basked the whole day long, and slept the calm ambrosial nights away.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
I declined my coffee and some of Mrs. Carter's ambrosial apple pie, this evening, and I have been repenting ever since.
"From the Car Behind" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Behold them gliding down the azure hill Making the blue ambrosial with their light.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848" by Various
Beauty displayed its charms arrayed in celestial robes, and ambrosial odors lulled the senses in luxurious indulgence.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Ambrosial nectar fit for the gods.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
That airy mention of 'first books' caused a chill presentiment to pierce the ambrosial fumes by which I was surrounded.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
His dream had been nourished on this ambrosial uncertainty.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
The meal was as simple as a meal could be, but for him it had ambrosial flavours.
"Masterman and Son" by W. J. Dawson
It was an ambrosial night.
"Life and Death" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
You smelled it in his ambrosial locks; you saw it in his self-satisfied face, and heard it in his inharmonious voice.
"Dangerous Ground" by Lawrence L. Lynch
In taking them out ov a trap grate judgment must be had not tew shake them up; the more yu shake them up the more ambrosial they am.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
But rouses forth each power of mind and soul With food ambrosial and its fairy bowl.
"Recollections and Impressions" by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
As it contains honey, the sweet apple represents well the ambrosial moon.
"Zoological Mythology, Volume I (of 2)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
Haoma, the ambrosial god, i.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
The ladies will emerge from their palanquins as fresh and bright and ambrosial as lace and tarlatan can make them.
"Chronicles of Dustypore" by Henry Stewart Cunningham
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In poetry:

L'acqua e` l'ingenua figlia
Dei cicli azzurri,
E parlano d'ambrosie
I suoi susurri.
"Acqua Dei Monti" by Ferdinando Fontana
Twin-tulip-breasted like her the tread of
Whose feet made music in Paphos fair,
The world to me was not worth a thread of
Your brown, ambrosial, braided hair.
"Years Ago" by Victor James Daley
And better still than these gorglorious Things
The Briar's gracious Narcotine that clings
To my ambrosial Temples till I wear
A Halo-crown of vapoured Vortex Rings.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Woe worth these barren hearts of ours,
Where Thou hast set celestial flowers,
And watered with more balmy showers
Than e'er distilled
In Eden, on th' ambrosial bowers -
Yet nought we yield.
"Sunday After Ascension" by John Keble
Thy yellow leaves, moist with ambrosial dew,
Mourn not, though clust'ring on the ground they lie;
For time shall soon thy bloomy charms renew,
Those scatter'd charms that claim my pensive sigh.
"Ode To Autumn" by Emma Lyon
She slumbers.— O blessed sleep, rain from thy wings
Thy life-giving balm on her delicate frame;
And send Thou from Eden's ambrosial springs
A few flashing drops of their crystallous flame,—
"To Cidli, Asleep. (From Klopstock)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

The restaurant's breakout chef Asha Gomez introduces ambrosial dishes from South India.
A tropical fruit about the size of a tangerine, whose leathery maroon shell surrounds moist, fragrant, snow-white segments of ambrosial flesh -- can't get a visa.
The key to Buddhapesto, the ambrosial green mixture created in Cornwallville, N.Y. Is the humble food processor.
WUSA9 News Director Fred D'Ambrosi Bans Lindsay Lohan Story After Asking Twitter.
Paul Waterman (left) talks with Bonnie Ambrosi, co-chair of the shape -note singing event at the Friends Meeting House in Duluth on Oct 13, 2012.
B Director: Christopher Kenneally (Crazy Legs Conti) Screenplay: Kenneally Cast: Derek Ambrosi (Premium Rush), Michael Ballhaus (Gangs of New York) Rating: NR Runtime: 99 min by John DeSando.
Instructor Bonnie Ambrosi assists Sharon Robertson as she makes a long stretch forward with her arms during a yoga exercise.
Sharon Robertson (from left) and Sheryl Van Scoy work through yoga moves with instructor Bonnie Ambrosi, who teaches a Yoga for Scoliosis class from her home.
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In science:

Springer, Berlin, 2003. Guido Serini, Davide Ambrosi, Enrico Giraudo, Andrea Gamba, Luigi Preziosi, and Federico Bussolino.
A well-balanced numerical scheme for a one dimensional quasilinear hyperbolic model of chemotaxis
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