HyperDic: ambrosia

English > 4 senses of the word ambrosia:
NOUNsubstanceambrosia, beebreada mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
plantambrosia, ragweed, bitterweedany of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma
foodambrosiafruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
foodambrosia, nectar(classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods
ambrosia > pronunciation
Soundsaembrow'zhah
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English > ambrosia: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae.
Synonymbeebread
BroadercompositionA mixture of ingredients
Spanishambrosía
Catalanambrosia
English > ambrosia: 4 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningAny of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma.
Synonymsragweed, bitterweed
Member ofgenus AmbrosiaComprising the ragweeds
Narrowercommon ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifoliaannual weed with finely divided foliage and spikes of green flowers
great ragweed, Ambrosia trifidaA coarse annual with some leaves deeply and palmately three-cleft or five-cleft
western ragweed, perennial ragweed, Ambrosia psilostachyacoarse perennial ragweed with creeping roots of dry barren lands of southwestern United States and Mexico
BroaderweedAny plant that crowds out cultivated plants
Spanishambrosía
Catalanambrosia
English > ambrosia: 4 senses > noun 3, food
Meaningfruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut.
Broaderdessert, sweet, aftersA dish served as the last course of a meal
English > ambrosia: 4 senses > noun 4, food
Meaning(classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal.
Synonymnectar
Categoryclassical mythologyThe system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together
Broaderdainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treatSomething considered choice to eat
Spanishambrosía, néctar
Catalanambrosia, nèctar
Adjectivesambrosialworthy of the gods

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