• (British) IPA: /amˈbɹəʊzɪəl/
  • (America) IPA: /æmˈbɹoʊʒəl/


  1. (Greek mythology) Pertaining to or worthy of the gods.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.1:
      And whilst he slept she [Venus] over him would spred / Her mantle, colour’d like the starry skyes, / And her soft arme lay underneath his hed, / And with ambrosiall kisses bathe his eyes [...]
  2. Succulently sweet or fragrant; balmy, divine.
    • 1607, [Barnabe Barnes], The Divils Charter: A Tragædie Conteining the Life and Death of Pope Alexander the Sixt. […], London: Printed by G[eorge] E[ld] for Iohn Wright, […], OCLC 1043018437 ↗, Act III, scene ii ↗:
      Thy Chamber with Ambroſiall odors breatheth, / New loues and true loues vnto them that entreateth, / And furious Mars made milde his falchion#English|Faulcheon ſheatheth / At thy delicious aſpect: [...]
    • J. S. Byerley, You Taught Me Love
      By your cheek of vermil hue,
      By your lip’s ambrosial dew,
      By your soft and languid eye,
      By your swelling bosom’s sigh,
      You taught me love.
Synonyms Translations
  • Portuguese: ambrosíaco

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