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Today's word is:

ambrosia

|amˈbrō zh (ē)ə|

noun - Greek & Roman Mythology. The food of the gods.

  • Something very pleasing to taste or smell : the tea was ambrosia after the slop I'd been drinking.
  • A fungal product used as food by ambrosia beetles.
  • Another term for beebread.
  • A dessert made with oranges and shredded coconut.

ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek, 'elixir of life,' from ambrotos 'immortal.'

During my playthrough of the Professor Layton series I may have heard/read Ambrosia more than ten times, the word caught my eye because it's significance within the universe of the series, but the word itself has this positive ring to it.