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Definition of ambrosia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ambrosia

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//æmˈbrəʊziə//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//æmˈbroʊziə//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(in ancient Greek and Roman stories) the food of the gods
  2. 2(literary) something that is very pleasant to eat
  3. 3(North American English) a sweet dish of fruit and cream, often with coconut (2), eaten at the end of a meal, often at thanksgiving
  4. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek, ‘elixir of life’, from ambrotos ‘immortal’.
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