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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 am·bro·sia /æmˈbroʒ(i)ə/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 Am·bro·sia /æmˈbroʒ(ɪ)ə/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 am·bro·sia n.
 1. Myth. (a) The fabled food of the gods (as nectar was their drink), which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it. (b) An unguent of the gods.
    His dewy locks distilled ambrosia.   --Milton.
 2. A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell.
 3. Formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now (Bot.), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed, hogweed, etc.
 4.  Zool. The food of certain small bark beetles, family Scolytidae believed to be fungi cultivated by the beetles in their burrows.
 5. A dessert made from shredded coconuts and oranges, sometimes including other ingredients such as marshmallow.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and
           fed to larvae [syn: 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 [syn: ragweed, bitterweed]
      3: fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded
      4: (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods;
         mortals who ate it became immortal [syn: nectar]