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Ambrosial: The word of the day

Published 6:32am Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Here is today’s word of the day as provided by

ambrosial \am-BROH-zhuhl\, adjective:

1. Exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant.
2. Worthy of the gods; divine.

But if something is slightly bruised, speckled or dinged on the outside, we don’t usually take the time to wonder if it might be ambrosial within.
– Monica Eng, “Farmers markets bring on the ugly fruit and we love it,” Chicago Tribune, August, 2010.

She combed her shining hair, and plaited long ambrosial braids to hang from her immortal head.
– Homer, W. H. D. Rouse, The Iliad: The Story of Achilles

Ambrosial comes from the Greek ambrosios, “of the Gods.” Ambrosia refers to the food or drink consumed by the Greek pantheon.

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