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



    BrE BrE//æmˈbrəʊziə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//æmˈbroʊziə//
    jump to other results
  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 Originmid 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek, ‘elixir of life’, from ambrotos ‘immortal’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ambrosia