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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Writer, composer, and bishop of Milan (374–397) who imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian Church.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Ambrosia.
  • noun An early English name of the Jerusalem oak, Chenopodium Botrys, and also of the wood-sage, Teucrium Scorodonia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sweet-scented herb; ambrosia. See ambrosia, 3.

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  • proper noun A male given name.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)

Etymologies

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From Latin saints' name Ambrosius, from Ancient Greek ἀμβρόσιος (ambrosios, "immortal, divine").

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