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Ambrosia (something delicious; the food of the gods) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun ambrosia

What does ambrosia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ambrosias

  1. a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
  2. any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma
  3. fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
  4. (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal

Alternative definition of the noun ambrosia

noun

  1. (Greek & Roman Mythology) The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality
  2. Any food with an especially delicious flavour or fragrance
  3. A mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae

Group

Ambrosia is an American rock band formed in southern California in 1970. Ambrosia had five Top Forty hit singles between 1975 and 1980, and after a hiatus during the latter 1980s most of the original band members have been active with the group for the past 25 years to the present day. Ambrosia today tours internationally and has worked in the past and present with Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Alan Parsons, Bruce Hornsby, and most recently Michael McDonald, among other notable artists.

Music

  1. "Ambrosia" is a musical album of Ambrosia.
    • released in (40 years ago)
  2. "Ambrosia" is a musical album of Jay Alanski.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  3. "Ambrosia" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  4. "Ambrosia" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  5. "Ambrosia" is a musical album of Jacqueline Gawler.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  6. "Ambrosia" is an award-nominated musical album of Peter Kater.
    • released in (7 years ago)
    • award: - Grammy Award for Best New Age Album nomination for Peter Kater
  7. "Ambrosia" is a musical album of Art Farmer.
    • released on (20 years ago)
  8. "Ambrosia" is a composition.

Films

  1. "Ambrosia" is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Baharak Saeid Monir.
  2. "Ambrosia" a.k.a. "The Love Girl" is a 1916 comedy film written and directed by Robert Z. Leonard.

Characters

  1. Ambrosia is a fictional character in the 2009 thriller film The Wild Hunt.
  2. Ambrosia is a fictional character in the film The Rainbow Thief.
  3. Ambrosia is a fictional character from the 2014 play The Anthem.
  4. Ambrosia is a fictional character from the 2002 film May.
  5. Ambrosia is a fictional character from the 1988 film For Keeps.
  6. Ambrosia is a fictional character from the 1979 film Quintet.
  7. Ambrosia is a fictional character from the 1916 film The Love Girl.

Business

Ambrosia is a brand of food products in the United Kingdom. Its original product was a dried milk powder for infants, but it is now mostly known for its custard and rice pudding. The brand plays on the fact that it is made in Devon, England, with their original strapline "Devon knows how they make it so creamy".

Place

Ambrosia a.k.a. Ambrosia, West Virginia: Ambrosia is an unincorporated community in Mason County, West Virginia.

Food

Ambrosia is a variation on the traditional fruit salad. Most ambrosia recipes contain fresh or sweetened pineapple, mandarin oranges or fresh orange sections, miniature marshmallows, and coconut. Other ingredients can include maraschino cherries, bananas, strawberries, peeled grapes, or crushed pecans. Ambrosia can also include whipped cream, sour cream, cream cheese, pudding, yogurt, or cottage cheese. The mixture is refrigerated for a few hours or overnight before serving. Although the name references the food of Greek gods, it is widely believed to be an American dish originated in the early 19th century.

  • also known as Ambrosia Americana, Ambrosia-Fruchtsalat

Phrases with Ambrosia

Phrases starting with the word Ambrosia:

  1. Ambrosia Elata
  2. Ambrosia grayi
  3. Ambrosia Media
  4. Ambrosia aptera
  5. Ambrosia Aspera
  6. Ambrosia dumosa
  7. Ambrosia Incisa
  8. Ambrosia pumila
  9. Ambrosia Beetles
  10. Ambrosia Bursage
  11. Ambrosia Caudata
  12. Ambrosia elatior
  13. Ambrosia Helenae
  14. Ambrosia hispida
  15. Ambrosia Humilis

Phrases ending with the word Ambrosia:

  1. Eria Ambrosia
  2. Anaea Ambrosia
  3. genus ambrosia
  4. Adocia Ambrosia
  5. Amastus Ambrosia

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ambrosia

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Google previewProceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Held May 4–7, 2003, in Breckenridge, CO (2004)

by Mark Finkelstein, Brian H. Davison

Kinghead Ambrosia is a wildflower, but the flower color is green, and therefore it is not recognizable in the field as such. Definitely...

Google previewThe Big Book of Buds (2004)

More Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders by Ed Rosenthal

Greek and Roman mythology,Ambrosia is the name given to the food of the gods. Perhaps this plant complements the menu with a smoke worthy of this term's general definition: “something sweetly pleasing in taste or smell.” The Burmese ...

Google previewFranklin Merrell-Wolff's Experience and Philosophy (1994)

A Personal Record of Transformation and a Discussion of Transcendental Consciousness: Containing His Philosophy of Consciousness Without an Object and His Pathways Through to Space by Franklin Merrell-Wolff

The Ambrosia is an actual Substance and at the same time a Force and ...

Google previewMidnight Frost (2013)

by Jennifer Estep

Chloris ambrosia is a flowering vine that is similar to honeysuckle. The only problem is that it's very rare. In fact, there's only one place in the United States where it's supposed to grow— in the Rocky Mountains.

Google previewTranscendentalism: Essential Essays of Emerson and Thoreau: Literary Touchstone Classic (2008)

promptness alburnum – a white, soft layer under wood's visible surface alluvion – the flow of water ambrosial – heavenly (according to classical mythology, ambrosia is the food of the gods) amelioration – improvement amity – friendship; ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

(Ambrosia maritima sensu Wild) English: annual ragweed, common ragweed, hogbrake Japan: buta-kusa A. chamissonis (Less.) E. Greene English: beach-sage A. chenopodiifolia (Benth.) Payne ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

nary food of the gods, from which every tiling heart eminently pleasing to the smell or taste, is called ambrosia. 2. The name of a plant — It has male fioseulous flowers, produced on separate parts of the fame plant from the fruit, having no ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants (2016)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

Ambrosia acanthicarpa Hook. (Franseria acanthicarpa (Hook.) Coville; Franseria hookeriana Nutt., nom. illeg.; Franseria montana Nutt.; Gaertneria acanthicarpa (Hook.) Britton; Gaertneria hookeriana (Nutt.) Kuntze) North America. Herb ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1900)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

fftnry Leffman was then called by the court, who testified to having examined Ambrosia chemically, and corroborated Walters as to its alcoholic strength. This witness said it was a very light form of beer. Its average alcoholic strength was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice (1900)

At Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, James Cockroft, Thomas Edward O'Brien

Henry Lejman was then called by the court, who testified to having examined Ambrosia chemically, and corroborated Walters as to its alcoholic strength. This witness said it was a very light form of beer. Its average alcoholic strength was ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference

The marine or sea ambrosia. 2, Taller unfavoury sea ambrosa. 3. The tallest Canada ambrosia. Miller. Ambrosi A, in ancient mythology, [from a privative, and goves, mortal,) denotes the solid food of the gods, in contradistinction from the drink, ...

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your tongue
...wrapped
......in mine;

you open an old book,
your fingers caress the pages....
you take in the scent

of words built on lifetimes...
struggling together...
ambrosia!

read me! (Eric Cockrell)
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Scrabble value of A1M3B3R1O1S1I1A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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