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NOUN (4)

1. a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae;
[syn: beebread, ambrosia]

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;
[syn: ragweed, ambrosia, bitterweed]

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;
[syn: ambrosia, nectar]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

ambrosia \am*bro"sia\ ([a^]m*br[=o]"zh[.a] or[a^]m*br[=o]"zh[i^]*[.a]; 277), n. [L. ambrosia, Gr. 'ambrosi`a, properly fem. of 'ambro`sios, fr. 'a`mbrotos immortal, divine; 'a priv. + broto`s mortal (because it was supposed to confer immortality on those who partook of it). broto`s stands for mroto`s, akin to Skr. m[.r]ita, L. mortuus, dead, and to E. mortal.] 1. (Myth.) (a) The fabled food of the gods (as nectar was their drink), which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it. (b) An unguent of the gods. [1913 Webster] His dewy locks distilled ambrosia. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. Formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now (Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed, hogweed, etc. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) The food of certain small bark beetles, family Scolytidae believed to be fungi cultivated by the beetles in their burrows. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 5. A dessert made from shredded coconuts and oranges, sometimes including other ingredients such as marshmallow. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ambrosia n 1: a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae [syn: beebread, ambrosia] 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 [syn: ragweed, ambrosia, bitterweed] 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 [syn: ambrosia, nectar]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

89 Moby Thesaurus words for "ambrosia": Caesar salad, Jell-O salad, Waldorf salad, ambergris, aromatic, aromatic gum, aromatic water, artificial sweetener, aspic, attar, attar of roses, balm, balm of Gilead, balsam, bay oil, bergamot oil, blackstrap, bonne bouche, calcium cyclamate, cane syrup, cate, champaca oil, chef salad, choice morsel, civet, clover honey, cole slaw, comb honey, combination salad, corn syrup, crab Louis, cyclamates, dainty, delicacy, dessert, edulcoration, essence, essential oil, extract, fixative, fruit salad, goody, green salad, heliotrope, herring salad, honey, honeycomb, honeydew, honeypot, jasmine oil, kickshaw, lavender oil, macaroni salad, manna, maple syrup, molasses, morsel, musk, myrcia oil, myrrh, nectar, parfum, perfume, perfumery, potato salad, rose oil, saccharification, saccharin, salad, salade, salmagundi, savory, scent, slaw, sodium cyclamate, sorghum, sugar, sugar-making, sugaring off, sweetener, sweetening, sweets, syrup, tidbit, titbit, tossed salad, treacle, treat, volatile oil