Monday, August 8, 2011


Today's word comes from a comment made in the previous word topic of Siren. a reader/blogger named Flip mentioned the word Ambrosia in his comment. Therefore the word Ambrosia is the topic of this post. Thank you Flip for the inspiration.

Ambrosia: In ancient Greek mythology, ambrosia is sometimes the food, sometimes the drink, of the Greek gods (or demigods), often depicted as conferring ageless immortality upon whoever consumes it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus (a mountain range in Greece) by doves, so it may have been thought of in the Homeric tradition as a kind of divine exhalation of the Earth. Homeric is a from of the Greek language used by the poet Homer. Ambrosia is very closely related to the gods' other form of sustenance, nectar. The two terms may not have originally been distinguished; though in Homer's poems nectar is usually the drink and ambrosia the food of the gods.

Ambrosia: Also called ragweeds, bitterweeds or bloodweeds, are a genus of flowering plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae). The scientific name of this genus is sometimes claimed to be derived from the Ancient Greek term for the perfumed nourishment of the gods, which would be ironic, since the genus is best known for one fact: its pollen produces severe and widespread allergies.

Ambrosia: is a relatively new cultivation of apples  originating in British Columbia, Canada in the early 1990's. It is medium to large in size and has mostly red coloration, with yellow patches. It has cream-colored, firm meat with a sweet, crisp, aromatic flavor reminiscent of pear and low acidity. Ambrosia harvest is mid to late season. Trees are hardy and no major disadvantages have yet been identified.

Ambrosia: is a variation on the traditional fruit salad. It contains sweetened whipped cream (or whipped topping), sour cream, or with less calorie yogurt, pineapple, mandarin oranges ,miniature marshmallows and coconut. Some versions also contain maraschino cherries, bananas, strawberries, also crushed pecans can be used. The mixture is then refrigerated for a few hours.

Ambrosia: is the name of a popular American rock band formed in southern California in 1970. Ambrosia had five Top Forty hit singles between 1975 and 1980. Their hits include the classics "How Much I Feel" (#3 in 1978), "Biggest Part Of Me" (#3 in 1980) and "You're The Only Woman" (#13 in 1980).



  1. I may be a word snob, but if the object isn't cool enough, they shouldn't apply the word to it. Ambrosia (the fruit salad) isn't. You could call chocolate mousse, Ambrosia and I wouldn't object. Just sayin'.

  2. That fruity w.t. picnic stuff is a secret fav ambrosia love of mine... shhhhh... even if I haven't had any in over 20 years, I still have a place in my blackened heart for it.
    I even wear a parfume called Ambrosia out of nostalgia because of it.
    Smells nothing like the "salad" tho...

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