What does the word ambrosia mean?

Usage examples for ambrosia

  1. Look, said I to myself, what nectar and ambrosia this poet gives me; for that is the food on which they say these sons of Apollo are nourished. – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  2. To Wilhelmi he only sent the name of his retreat and a poem, entitled, " Grief- without Hope," which declared his disbelief, for he had never broken the Ambrosia, whose delights a trust in immortality affords. – The Campaner Thal and Other Writings by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  3. Barney Bill slid off the footboard, and, looking neither to right nor left, bolted like a belated crab into the cool recesses of the bar in search of ambrosia from the blue- and- white china mug. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke