Ambrosial



exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant.
worthy of the gods; divine.
Historical Examples

But Nature was just as fair that ambrosial September day as if there was not a dissonance.
Stories by American Authors, Volume 2 Various

Am I to have some of this ambrosial bread, too, Cousin Molly?
Molly Brown’s Orchard Home Nell Speed

As I stood wiping quietly I could smell the ambrosial odours from the kitchen.
The Friendly Road (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker

(Contentment is the ambrosial draught for oblivion of all cares).
The Yoga-Vasishtha Maharamayana of Valmiki, vol. 3 (of 4) part 2 (of 2) Valmiki

It is whitened with ivory turrets on all sides, endowed with plantain groves, white as flecks of ambrosial foam.
The Kadambari of Bana Bana

If the rose has thorns, has it not also a balsamic tincture and ambrosial sweetness?
The Blossoms of Morality Richard Johnson

She leaned over me; her ambrosial breath played upon my face: I could hear the beating of her heart!
Cleopatra H. Rider Haggard

Joves ambrosial curls must shake in another Olympia than this.
The Crest of the Continent Ernest Ingersoll

And the givers of water on the earth drink cool and ambrosial draughts from that stream.
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli

Most ambrosial dainties are known to the cooks of this parish.
Rose Charlitte Marshall Saunders

adj.

1590s, “immortal, divine,” from Latin ambrosius, from Greek ambrosios (see ambrosia).

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