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Noun: ambrosia  am'brow-zh(ee-)u [N. Amer], am'brow-zee-u [Brit]
  1. A mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
    - beebread
  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
    - ragweed, 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
    - nectar

Derived forms: ambrosias

Type of: afters [Brit, informal], composition, dainty, delicacy, dessert, goody, kickshaw [archaic], sweet [Brit], treat, weed

Part of: genus Ambrosia

Encyclopedia: Ambrosia, West Virginia