(||Am`bly*o"pi*a Am"bly*o`py) n. [Gr. blunt, dim + eye: cf. F. amblyopie.] (Med.) Weakness
of sight, without and opacity of the cornea, or of the interior of the eye; the first degree of amaurosis.
(Am"bly*op"ic) a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to amblyopy. Quain.
(||Am*blyp"o*da) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. blunt + foot.] (Paleon.) A group of large, extinct, herbivorous
mammals, common in the Tertiary formation of the United States.
(||Am"bo) n.; pl. Ambos [LL. ambo, Gr. any rising, a raised stage, pulpit: cf. F. ambon.] A
large pulpit or reading desk, in the early Christian churches. Gwilt.
(||Am"bon) n. Same as Ambo.
(Am*boy"na wood) A beautiful mottled and curled wood, used in cabinetwork. It is
obtained from the Pterocarpus Indicus of Amboyna, Borneo, etc.
(Am"bre*ate) n. (Chem.) A salt formed by the combination of ambreic acid with a base or
(Am*bre"ic) a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to ambrein; said of a certain acid produced by
digesting ambrein in nitric acid.
(Am"bre*in) n. [Cf. F. ambréine. See Amber.] (Chem.) A fragrant substance which is the
chief constituent of ambergris.
(Am"brite) n. [From amber.] A fossil resin occurring in large masses in New Zealand.
(Am"brose) n. A sweet-scented herb; ambrosia. See Ambrosia, 3. Turner.
(Am*bro"sia) n. [L. ambrosia, Gr. properly fem. of fr. immortal, divine; 'a priv. + mortal (because
it was supposed to confer immortality on those who partook of it). stands for akin to Skr. mrita,
L. mortuus, dead, and to E. mortal.]
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.
2. A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell. Spenser.
3. Formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds,
called ragweed, hogweed, etc.
(Am"bro"si*ac) a. [L. ambrosiacus: cf. F. ambrosiaque.] Having the qualities of ambrosia; delicious.
[R.]"Ambrosiac odors." B. Jonson.
(Am*bro"sial) a. [L. ambrosius, Gr. .]
1. Consisting of, or partaking of the nature of, ambrosia; delighting the taste or smell; delicious. "Ambrosial
food." "Ambrosial fragrance." Milton.
2. Divinely excellent or beautiful. "Shakes his ambrosial curls." Pope.
(Am*bro"sial*ly), adv. After the manner of ambrosia; delightfully. "Smelt ambrosially." Tennyson.
(Am*bro"sian) a. Ambrosial. [R.] . Jonson.